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


Harry Bunn – 1 Hope’s Terrace Harry Bunn was born in Lincoln in 1896. His mother died in 1901 leaving seven children aged between 1 and 13 years – Harry was about 5 years old. Although he was listed in Stamford in 1911 as a green grocer’s errand boy, he may only have been visiting.… Read More


Church Court, Church Street, St Martins, Stamford

Albert Edward Bowman was born Melton Mowbray towards the end of 1898. Father Henry, born in York, was a horse-trainer and moved around the country following race-meetings. He and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth, had six children, born in several different places including Yorkshire, Devon, Surrey and Rutland. When Albert was born they were living in… Read More


Belton Street, Stamford

William Cecil Burton William was born in 1899 in Stamford. He was the eldest son of John and Martha (nee Peck) Burton. His father was a painter/paperhanger. He had 3 younger brothers. In 1901 they lived in Protection Place (off Scotgate – now demolished). By 1911 they had moved to 5 Belton Street. When he… Read More


28 St Peters Street

In 1911 Thomas Francis Boyden was a Gents outfitter living with his wife Sarah and four children at 28 St Peter’s Street. His father had a tailor’s shop at 7 St George’s Square. Francis Cecil Boyden Francis Cecil was the second son born in July 1897. On May 20th 1913 he enlisted with the 4th… Read More


18 Wharf Road, Stamford

Charles was born in 1898 in Elton,  Oundle, Huntindonshire and in 1901 he was living with his parents and siblings In Duck Street, Elton. His parents were Thomas and Priscilla (nee Smith) Burton. Father, who was a carpenter, was born in Cottesmore, Rutland and his mother was born in Newark, Peterborough. His sister, Fanny Eliza… Read More