7 Stanley Street, Stamford

Harold Braybrook Harold was born in Stamford in 1893. He was one of the 5 sons of William and Elizabeth Braybrook living at 7 Stanley Street at the time of the 1911 census. He also had a sister, Mildred. His father was a railway signalman. See Francis Braybrook  for a family photograph. He joined the… Read More


Cooch's Court, Bath Row, Stamford

Thomas Herbert born on April 10th 1899 was the son of Thomas and Jane Burton. In 1901 he was living with his parents and sister Florence born in 1897 at 10 Rock Road. By 1911 Thomas was a widower and was living at 6 Cooch’s Court with Florence now 14 and Mabel 10. Thomas Herbert… Read More


50 St Leonard's Street

John was born in Stamford in 1898. In 1911 he was living at 50 St Leonard’s Street. His parents were David and Sophey (nee Sales) Bolland. His father was born in Greetham, Rutland and in 1911 he was foreman painter of agricultural implements. His mother was born in Tooting, Surrey. John and 5 siblings were… Read More


14 Doughty Street, Stamford

He was born 1897 in the village of Tempsford near Woburn, Bedfordshire, the youngest of five children, Harold, Robert, Hilda, Winifred and Fred. His father Edward was a self-employed builder from Lincolnshire. He was not very successful, moving to Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon and Bedfordshire in search of work. In 1901 the family was living temporarily in… Read More


Alfred Booth – 58 Empingham Road In 1901, 3 year old Alfred Booth was listed as a ‘visitor’ to Charles Loweth, a plumber and glazier, and his wife Annie living at 16 Empingham Road. The Loweths had 6 children aged between 12 and 24 years. The eldest, James, was a plumber & glazier like his… Read More


Priory Court, St Leonards St

Priory Court contained 4 houses and was behind 18 St Leonard’s St presumably accessed through the left-hand archway of the present No 18. William Raymond Botham was living at No 1 in 1911. He was 14yrs old and working as a Stationers’ Errand Boy. Also in the 3-roomed house were his parents and 5 brothers… Read More


5 Queen's Walk

William Bryan William Bryan was born in Stamford in the summer of 1894. In 1901 he lived in Burrell’s Court, West Street with his parents William and Annie, his elder sister Phoebe and baby Bertie. His father William was a dustman but changed his occupation between 1901 and 1911 to be a groom at the… Read More


Barnack Road, Stamford

Edgar Francis Boughton was born on 13th November 1895 in Easton-on-the-Hill. His parents Harry and Emma Jane had eleven children but sadly two died in infancy. In the early 1900s the family moved to 7 Greeba Villas, Barnack Road, Stamford and Edgar began working with his father as a gilder and decorator. In April 1914… Read More


Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

Thomas Bryan Thomas was born in Stamford in 1896, his father Thomas W. was a farm labourer at Easton-on-the-Hill, his birthplace, and his mother Emily came from Morton, Lincolnshire. They had four children — Emily, Dora, Thomas and Sarah and lived at 22 Lumby’s Terrace. In 1911 the two older girls had left home and… Read More


Ivydene, Ryhall Road, Stamford2

Edward Stuart Bowman – Ivydene, Ryhall Road Edward Stuart Simkin Bowman (known as Stuart) was born in Upper Parkstone, Dorset on 28th July 1899 but he lived in Stamford from 1900, firstly at 6 Barn Hill. His father (also called Edward) returned to the town to take over the family firm of Builders & Contractors… Read More