Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

William Walter Walker Born 1901 in Stamford, William was the younger brother of Percival Claude living at 11 Lumby’s Terrace with his parents and 13 siblings. He was still at school in 1911. In 1919 the father of both boys, Thomas Henry, submitted details of Percival’s war service to the Mayor of Stamford but did… Read More


Arthur, the brother of Ezra Wardle of 1 Tenter Lane, also lived in Tenter Lane. Arthur was a joiner/carpenter for a local builder. He was born in Stamford. His wife was Harriet May (nee Inchley). She was born in Great Easton, Leicestershire. In 1901 and 1911 this family was living at 6 Tenter Lane. In… Read More


Tenter Lane, Stamford

In 1911 the family was living at 1 Tenter Lane off Gas Street with their parents, Ezra & Hannah (nee Sheffield) Wardle. Father was born in Stamford. He was an engine painter at Blackstones Engineering Works. Mother was born in Pickworth, Rutland. Six children were at home. 20 year old Ethel was a dressmaker. John… Read More


St Paul's Street, looking East

Isiah was born in Stamford in 1893. In 1911, aged 18, he was living with his widowed father John Wade, an iron finisher in a foundry making agricultural implements, at 27 St Paul’s Street (now demolished). His mother, Elizabeth M A Wade (nee Monk) had recently died in January 1911. His parents had eleven surviving… Read More


1 Crown Street, Stamford

John Webster, born in 1898, was the son of Alfred and Rose Webster, his father Alfred was a self- employed gas plumber. He had two sisters, Louise and Ethel and they lived at 1 Crown Street. John enlisted with the 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Territorial Regiment in 1914. He was 5ft 5ins and weighed 138lbs and… Read More


25 Recreation Road, Stamford

Albert Wright Albert Wright was born in Norwich in April 1899. In 1911 he was living with his father Albert, stepmother Elizabeth, sister Alice aged 14 and stepbrother Frederick aged 6 at 25 Recreation Road. His father worked as a Moulder for an agricultural engineering company. In 1915 when he was seventeen, he enlisted with… Read More


Fred Ward Fred Ward was born in 1899 . He was the second child of George and Fanny Ward. It was a large family. His elder brother was Walter aged 14 ,then Charlie 10, Lucy 9,Frank 6, Harold 5 and George 2. George worked for Charles Miles a timber merchant . The family all lived… Read More


20 Kings Road,Stamford

Francis Whincup Francis was the son of Francis and Edith Whincup. Francis was a farmer. Their son Francis was born in 1896 in Morcott, Rutland. His father died when he was eighteen months old in 1897. Edith married her brother in law Thomas in 1901 and moved to Ashton. She had two more children Thomas,… Read More


Fred Ward Fred Ward was born in 1899 . He was the second child of George and Fanny Ward. It was a large family. His elder brother was Walter aged 14, then Charlie 10, Lucy 9, Frank 6, Harold 5 and George 2. George worked for Charles Miles a timber merchant . The family all… Read More


Jack Wyer was not really a Stamford boy although he had Stamford connections. His father was a butcher in Nottingham and 16 year old Jack’s occupation was also butcher in 1911. Jack and his sister Elsie, may just have been visiting their aunt and uncle (Mary & Alfred Illingworth) at the time of the census… Read More