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


William Ward had been a cabinet maker, upholsterer and councillor in Stamford and his brother, Thomas Jeffery Ward was an architect and land surveyor. Thomas and his wife Eliza (née Gutteridge) occupied 8 rooms at 6 Ironmonger Street. Thomas & Eliza had no children of their own but were providing accommodation for William’s grandson, 13… Read More


Doughty Street, Stamford

He was born in early 1898 at 1 Doughty Street, Stamford. His father James (agricultural engineer) and mother Sarah lived in Stanley Street when they were first married where four children were born. Two died in infancy leaving Alfred and Percy. The family moved to Doughty Street before Walter, the fifth child, was born. Two… Read More


Adelaide Street

Robert Bertie Wyldes In 1911 Robert Wyldes was 15 years old living at 3 Adelaide Street. He was born in Stamford in 1896, the son of Frank and Selina Helen (nee Pick) Wyldes. Father was a clerk to Motor Engineers. In 1901 the family lived at 1 West End Villas. Robert was the eldest of… Read More


Arthur’s parents were Arthur, a joiner/carpenter born in Stamford and Harriet, born in Great Easton. They lived at 6 Tenter Lane and had 10 children all born in Stamford. Harriet died in June 1910 and from the census we know that one of the children had also died. In 1911 Arthur Wardle’s father was still… Read More


60 North Street, Stamford

Sidney George Withers – 60 North Street In 1911 Sidney was a 12 year old schoolboy living at 60 North Street with James Withers, a wood turner at the Carriage Works, and Mary his wife. Mary was not Sidney’s mother and it is possible that James was not his father either, although he was listed… Read More


Tenter Lane, Stamford

n 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