John Cecil Whistler In 1911 John Cecil was living at 1 Newboults Cottages Cemetery Road with Thomas aged 65, a signalman and A.M Whistler aged 62. John aged 13 and his sister aged 8 were too young to be children of Thomas and A.M. They were possibly the children of the daughter Mabel who was… Read More


Adelaide Street

Edward Clifford Wyldes In 1911 Edward was 11 years old. He was born in Stamford on 10 November 1900. His parents were Frank and Selina Wyldes. His family including 4 other siblings were living at 3 Adelaide Street. His father was a clerk in a motor car engineering company. His elder brother, Robert, also worked… 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


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