Little Casterton, Rutland

(Leslie) Gordon Turnill (from a family member) Gordon Turnill’s father was a farmer and from about 1911 was farming at Little Casterton. Gordon attended Stamford School from 1912 to 1918 where he was a noted for his prowess at rugby and cricket. His name is on the boards in the cricket pavilion. He had joined… Read More


18 Austin Street

Joseph Edward Green Joseph, Born on 19th January 1892 was the son of Joseph and Annie Green living at 18 Austin Street. Joseph senior was a fireman. Before he joined the navy he was apprenticed to Hare and sons decorators in St Mary’s Street. He joined the Navy in 1908 for 13 ½ years. In… Read More


16b Austin Street, Stamford

Franklin Green, born in 1895, was the adopted son of Mr and Mrs Parkinson of 16b Austin Street. He was 16 in 1911 and worked as an errand boy for Young’s grocers in St John’s Street. He enlisted on the day the Drill Hall opened, joining the 4th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment. He lost… Read More


25 Vine Street, Stamford

Cecil Green Cecil Green was born in Stamford in 1897 and was the son of Thomas and Annie Green. In 1911 they were living at 25 Vine Street with a sister Hilda aged 16. Thomas Green was a school porter. In 1901 they lived at 14 Elm Street. Cecil was a motor engine fitter when… Read More


November Sheepmarket Fair

Alfred William Greenwood In 1911 Alfred lived in 15 Sheepmarket with his father Alfred James and his mother Eliza . Alfred James was a foreman and he was a grocer’s errand boy. He had 2 brothers, Walter aged 10 , George aged 7and a sister Susan. All three boys would go to war. Alfred was… Read More


Sheepmarket

Alfred William Greenwood In 1911 Alfred lived in 15 Sheepmarket with his father Alfred James and his mother Eliza . Alfred James was a foreman and he was a grocer’s errand boy. He had 2 brothers Walter aged 10 , George aged 7and a sister Susan. All three boys would go to war. Alfred was… Read More


5 Stanley Street, Stamford

Reginald was born in January 1900 , the son of William and Sarah Gilbert. In 1901 they lived at 40 Woodview in Bourne and William was a cycle fitter. By 1911 they had moved to 5 Stanley Street with William now was working as a motor engineer for Cuttings and Reginald had a younger sister… Read More


The Glitherows – 46 Empingham Road (Ladysmith Cottages) Several generations of Glitherows can be traced in Stamford. They lived for many years in Protection Yard on Scotgate until around 1880 when Thomas Glitherow (a Joiner) and Elizabeth Ann moved to 4 Mount Pleasant on Empingham Road. By 1901 his son, Thomas William (a wheelwright), was… Read More


Matthew Groom– 11 Priory Buildings, Brazenose Lane There were10 people living in the 5 rooms at 11 Priory Buildings in 1911 amongst them 14 year old Matthew Groom and his 1 year old half-brother, Ernest Rippin. The head of the household was Thomas Buttress, an iron moulder’s labourer, whose wife, Hannah, was Matthew and Ernest’s… Read More


The Glitherows – 46 Empingham Road (Ladysmith Cottages) Several generations of Glitherows can be traced in Stamford. They lived for many years in Protection Yard on Scotgate until around 1880 when Thomas Glitherow (a Joiner) and Elizabeth Ann moved to 4 Mount Pleasant on Empingham Road. By 1901 his son, Thomas William (a wheelwright), was… Read More