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


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


2 St George's Terrace, Gas Lane, Stamford

In 1911 Bertie was 16 years old having been born in Stamford in 1894. His parents were Thomas and Emma (nee Middleton) Gulson. His father was a millstone dresser. By 1911 his mother was a widow keeping a boarding house at 2 St George’s Terrace, Gas Lane. Bertie lived here with his 2 elder sisters… Read More


7 and 9 North Street, Stamford

Harry Goodacre – 7 North Street Harry Goodacre was born in Basford, Nottinghamshire and was living at Knighton Leicestershire in 1901. In 1911 he was 12 years old and living with his younger sister and brother and his parents at 7 North Street. At that time his father was working as a bricklayer at an… Read More


23 Burghley Houses (Later No 83)

Arthur Henry Gutteridge was born in October 1894 in Donington, Lincolnshire. He was the second child of John, an agricultural machine fitter, and his wife Emma. The family lived in Donington, father John’s birthplace where three more children were born although two died in infancy. The family then moved to Stamford, where baby Bethany was… Read More