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DROWNING ON BROAD STREET

CORONERS INQUEST (JUNE 1ST 1839)

LANDLADY OF THE BLACK SWAN

 

V Bomber Crash at Barnack

HANDLEY PAGE VICTOR B.2 BOMBER No XM714

 

On the night of March 20th 1963 a Handley Page Victor B.2 Bomber No XM714 of 100 Squadron took off from Wittering on a training flight 

It crashed east north-east of Wittering in the Parish of Barnack and of the crew of six only one person ejected and survived. The plane was a write off.

Stamford the Home Front-1940-Air Raid Precautions

 

In the mid 1930’s cities and towns across the country prepared their Civil Defence in case there was another World War. Stamford was no exception and so once war was declared with Germany on September 3rd 1939 preparations for home defence were in an advanced stage. By 1940 trained volunteers were in place with comprehensive plans to deal with air raids which might bring high explosives, incendiary devises and gas attacks to the town.

Religious Foundations of Medieval Stamford

Religious Foundations of Medieval Stamford by Alan Rogers and John S Hartley.

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Rate Book 1836

The town of Stamford in 1836: Borough Rate Book 

In the Town Hall archives at Stamford is a survey of the whole borough (including St Martin’s parish) of 1836. It consists of six separate books giving the rateable value of every property in the six parishes of the town. The books are standard with printed columns with name of occupier, name of owner, nature of the property (house, garden, shop etc), its location in the town (usually by street but not street number), and rateable value.

Noble Merchant - Update

The following communication has been received from Professor Alan Rogers.

Muster Roll 1584

RESPECT OUR PRIIVILEGES: A Muster Certificate for Stamford and St Martin’s, 1584 Among the many manuscript volumes which are to be found in the Town Hall is an early one of considerable interest. It contains a wide range of notes and transcripts of items relating to the property of the town including a register of leases from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, hirings of servants, sealing of hides and other items, not least a taxation list of 1581.