Coochs Court

George Beasley George came from a Barrowden family. He birth was registered as in Uppingham but on some census returns it was recorded as in Barrowden where his parents, William and Rachel, his 2 older sisters and 2 older brothers were all born. The family moved to Cooch’s Court in Stamford about 1895 where his… Read More


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


Hit or Miss Pub, Foundry Road

Frederick and James Bradbury – 9 Foundry Road Frederick and James Bradbury were the 2 eldest sons of James and Emma Bradbury. They had 3 sisters and a brother. All of them were born in Stamford and had probably lived at 9 Foundry Road all their lives. Their father was a labourer in the brewing… Read More


Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

Charley Butcher Charley was born in Stamford in 1897,  the  younger brother of William. In 1901 he lived with his family at 158 Ryhall Road, Stamford. In 1911 he moved with his parents and six siblings to 16 Lumby’s Terrace and at that date he was unemployed. No further details of his life are known… Read More


30 Reform Street

Ernest William Branston Ernest William was the only child of John Thomas and Ada Branston. Neither of his parents came from the Stamford area and it’s not known when he moved to the town. He was born in Uffington in 1894 but in 1901 the family was living in Buckinghamshire. At some time between 1901… Read More


1 New Street, Stamford

William Butlin was born in Stamford in July 1898. He was the son of Alfred, a profile miller at the foundry and Lucy. In 1911 he was living with his parents , three sisters – Ethel Kate aged 14, Florence aged 9, Adeline 5 and a young brother William aged 5, in 1 New Street.… Read More


Emlyn’s House

John Edmund Bussingham John was the son of Charles and Annie Bussingham and he was born in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire in April 1897. Charles was a dairyman and cow keeper and  in 1911 the family lived at Emlyn’s House,  Emlyn’s Fields. He had three brothers – Walter 17, George aged 14,  Arthur 5 months and also… Read More


7 Stanley Street, Stamford

Noel Braybrook Noel Braybrook was born in Stamford in 1896 to William and Elizabeth Braybrook of 7 Stanley Street. His father was a railway signalman and he had four older brothers, George, Ernest William, Harold, Francis and a sister Mildred Annie. SeeFrancis Braybrook for a family photograph. Noel worked for Cutting Brothers as a moulder.On May… Read More


7 Stanley Street, Stamford

Francis Braybrook Francis Braybrook was born in Stamford in 1897. His parents were William and Elizabeth Braybrook of 7 Stanley Street. Francis’s father was a railway signalman and he had four brothers – George, Ernest William, Harold, and Noel. Before the war, Francis has worked as an errand boy. He enlisted with the 4th Battalion,… Read More