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


18 St George's Square, Stamford

Ralph in 1911 was 14 years old and was born in 1896 in Little Bytham, Lincolnshire. His parents were Frederick William and Mary Platt (nee Gurney) Williamson. The whole family including 4 children and 2 servants lived at 18 St George’s Square Stamford. Ralph was the youngest of 4 surviving children. His elder brother Gilbert… Read More


Hit or Miss Pub, Foundry Road

George Chapman Wilson – 1 Foundry Road George Wilson was the son of Marion (Minnie) Wilson, a hotel cook who was born in Glasgow. George was born in Casterton in Jnauary 1896 and in 1901 aged 5 years he and his mother were living in a small cottage on Rock Road. She was supposedly married… Read More


St Paul's Street, looking East

Charles was 4 years younger than his brother Isiah. He was born in Stamford in 1896 and in 1911 he was 15 and 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)… 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


Thomas Windsor – 51 East Street Godfrey Parkinson Windsor, a Builder’s Labourer, married Ellen Sismore in 1897 and later that year their first child, Thomas William was born.. Thomas William wasn’t baptised until March 1900 by which time two more children had been born, Godfrey and Ellen. The family lived in 2 rooms at 3… Read More


St Paul's Street, looking East

Harry was born in Stamford in 1900 and in  1911 he was living with his widowed father at 27 St Paul’s Street.  At that time six children were still at home. His eldest sister, Sarah, and two of her children were visiting from their home in Toxteth (Liverpool) . Isiah was a fitter’s apprentice, Albert,… Read More


8 Blackfriars Street

Henry was born in 1897 in Hackney, London. He was the son of Walter Sidney and Emily Georgiana (nee Nelmes) Washbourne. His mother divorced Walter Sidney Washbourne in 1900 and married Albert Edward John Cade. In 1901 Henry was living at the home of his maternal grandfather in Hackney, Middlesex. By 1911 he was living… Read More


Belton Street, Stamford

James Henry Watson James Henry James was born in 1895 in Whaplode near Holbeach, Lincolnshire. His parents were Henry and Julia Watson. In 1901 his father was an innkeeper at the Ram Inn, Whaplode Lincs. By 1911 the family had moved to Stamford and were living at 6 Belton Street. His father was now a… Read More