Barnack Road, Stamford

George Wright was born in 1896 in Barton Seagrave, Northamtonshire. His father, also George was a horsekeeper who came from Barnsley in Yorkshire and his mother Lucy was born in Wigsthorpe, Leicestershire. The family lived at 31 West Side Street, Great Addington, Cheshire, in 1901. Having moved house several times, they finally came to Stamford… Read More

20 Kings Road,Stamford

Thomas Whincup Thomas, born in 1899, was the son of Thomas and Edith Whincup. He was the step brother of Francis, who was killed at the battle of the Somme. He had a brother William, born in 1906 .He lived in Ashton, near Oundle, Northamptonshire until his father died in 1906. Edith then moved to… Read More

Castle Cottage, 8 Sheepmarket

Cecil Wilkinson Cecil Wilkinson, born in Stamford in July 1895 was the son of Arnold and Mary Wilkinson. His father was a hairdresser at 6 All Saints Street. His mother died when he was two and he and his sister Rose aged 16 went to live with his uncle and aunt John and Charlotte Winterton… Read More

Maiden Lane

Lawrence Woodcock – 10 Maiden Lane Lawrence Woodcock was born in Uppingham in 1896. His father, George, was a bread and biscuit maker on Adderley Street. Lawrence did not grow up in Stamford and probably just came to work there. In 1911 he was a butcher’s assistant to Dean Swift who had his butcher’s shop… Read More

Barnack Road, Stamford

REGINALD WADEWORTH 1 Buda Terrace, Barnack Road Reginald Wadeworth was born on 7th June 1899 in Little Bowden, Northamtonshire and was a scholar in 1911. Four children, including Reginald, were born in Little Bowden then the family moved to two different addresses before coming to Stamford after the birth of the 6th child in 1909.… Read More

Eight Acres, Stamford

Arthur Wade – 13 Eight Acres In 1911, Arthur Wade is a 16 year old baker’s assistant living with his parents John Thomas (a horsekeeper) and Eliza at 13 Eight Acres. His father was born in Stamford; his mother in Bagworth, Leicestershire, and Arthur himself in King’s Cliffe, Northants. His parents have been married 18… Read More