25 St Mary's Street, Stamford

Harold was the son of George and Eliza Goodley. In 1911 he had three sisters, Alice 25, Edith 18, Dorothy 6 and two brothers Albert 23 and Walter 25. In 1901 they were living at 1 Brownlow Terrace and by 1911 they had moved to 25 St Mary’s Street, a large house with 9 rooms.… Read More

O'Brien's Arms, St Paul's Street

In 1901 Harry was one year old, he was born in 1900 in Moddershall, Stone, Staffordshire. On the 1901 Census he was living at 75 Lower Moddershall with his parents Henry Goodwin and Alice Mary Goodwin (nee Horwood). His father was born in Burslem, Staffordshire and his mother in Long Sutton , Lincolnshire. His father… Read More

10 Princes Road, Stamford

William, born in March 1897 in Leicester andwas the son of Wallace and Louisa Guyler. In 1911 he had two sisters Gladys May aged 16 and Doris Gertrude aged 10 and the family were living at 10 Princes Road. His father Wallace was clerk at a lighting company –probably Kitsons. He attended Stamford School and… Read More

Church Court, Church Street, St Martins, Stamford

Cyril Granter was born in 1899 in Stamford and lived with father Stuart, an engine driver, and mother Elizabeth at 11 Church Court, St Martin’s. The family had lived in Peterborough and Cyril’s elder brother was also a railway employee. An elder sister still lived at home, but little is known of this family otherwise.… Read More

1 St Marys Hill, Stamford

John Parnwell Gray, born in 1898, was the younger son of Charles Gray, an Iron Merchant , who had a very successful business in town. He was Mayor in 1900 and he would lose both of his sons in the war. In 1911 the family were living at 1 St Mary’s Hill,  Charles Shortland Gray… Read More

North Street, Stamford

George Frederick Greaves – 52 North Street George Frederick Greaves was the only child of John Joseph and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Greaves living in 3 rooms at 52 North Street. In 1901 they were living at 12 Tenter Lane and the census said all three were born in Stamford however the 1911 census form was completed… Read More

8 St Peter's Street

Fred Green In 1911 Fred, born in May 1899, was living with his parents Frederick and Julia, three brothers, Arthur aged 20, James 15 and Jack 9 and one sister Eva aged 14 at 21 Austin Street. Frederick was a labourer in a timber yard. Fred was a baker’s assistant. The two eldest boys, Arthur… 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