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

40 Burghley Houses (Later No 117)

Harold was born 1895 in Alford, Lincolnshire. He lived there in West Street with his older sister Ethel, mother Harriet and father John, a cyclemaker and repairer. All four were born in North Lincolnshire but in the summer of 1901 Harriet died. This signalled the break-up of the family. Ethel went to work away from… 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