In February 2014, Mr Ken Plant attended a road show in Stamford Town Hall when he brought a display of artefacts and related the experiences of the members of his family in the Armed Services during WWI – his mother Mary Laughton, and uncles Pte J.W. Bentham, Pte Hugh Steele, Pte J.G. Swanson, and Pte Bert Cunningham
In an interview in March 2014, Mrs Maria Jackson displayed personal items of her grandfather, Mr Frank Newbon, from his service in the Lincolnshire Regiment during WWI. She also recalled many tales and memories of him in Stamford afterwards.
Mr Edwin Black recalled, in a home interview in April 2014, the service of his father Pte Edwin Black in the Royal Engineers, and of his uncle Pte Alfred Black in the RASC and the Royal Flying Corps during WWI.
Mrs Marylyn Black also spoke of the experiences of her uncles L/Cpl Charles Henry Read and Cpl George Henry Hubbard D.C.M both of whom were killed while serving in France in WWI.
Pte Edward Henry Patrick
Mr James Kudlinski related, in a letter, the history and service of Pte Edward Patrick, who died in action at Passchendaele in 1917 and whose named is inscribed on the Stamford War memorial. He also speaks of other family members who served in the Armed Forces in WWI.
Download the Oral Histories pdf here. Please find here at complete list of the artefacts used as part of the Research and Education Programme..