Many pages on this site deal solely with the
history of our village, but without people we would have no history.
It's because of people whose lives became linked with our village in
one way or another that we have such a fascinating history, and it's
because of people who took the time to record that history that I have
been able to put together this site.
In this section of the Stainforth 2001 site I'll look at the people
who influenced the history of Stainforth. I'll also look at those whose
lives were influenced by their Stainforth connections. I'll be writing
about people such as the Anderson family, who came to Stainforth and
served our small community for almost a century, and people like George
Porter, who were born in Stainforth and later became famous throughout
the world for their achievements.
I'll also be writing about and adding photographs of "ordinary"
Stainforth people, because we all play our part in making the community
of Stainforth what it is. It's the "ordinary" people who stand
behind the counters of shops and post offices, people who sell carpets,
food, drink, newspapers, and hire out DIY equipment. It's the "ordinary"
people who mow lawns and trim hedges for others; those who care for
the elderly and disabled, those who serve in the pubs, the clubs and
other entertainment venues, and those who provide services to others
I'll also be writing about the "ordinary" people who remember
Stainforth at war, people who were part of Stainforth's own "Dad's
Army", and people who toiled below ground for little pay in the
days before the nationalisation of the coal mines.
This is an ongoing project which I'm sure will take many months just
to get off the ground. In the meantime, I'd be happy to hear from anyone
with a tale to tell or stories to share about Stainforth.
So, this is the most important part of Stainforth 2001, and these are
© A. Covell 2002