Gladys Boyfield Mayor of Stamford

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Topic Originator: Jane
Post Date November 16, 2005 @ 2:17 PM
 Gladys Boyfield Mayor of Stamford
 Gladys Boyfield/ reached 100
  Gladys Boyfield Mayor of Stamford
 Gladys Boyfield Mayor of Stamford
 Gladys Boyfield Mayor of Stamford

November 16, 2005 @ 2:17 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

My Dad used to tell me that when he was a young man,  Gladys Boyfield used to work in the dairy which was at the bottom of Ironmonger Street in Stamford.  When I was a teenager, Mrs Boyfield was on the Council and no longer worked in the Dairy - in fact I don't think the dairy was there any more.
Later Mrs Boyfield became Mayor of Stamford.  Mr Fred  Boyfield died and Mrs Boyfield was then a widow, she had a son Raymond Boyfield, but I don't know if he was her only child.  Mrs Boyfield was a very neat and attractive person and always looked extremely well turned out.  She lived in Conduit Road and walked everywhere and was always going from one event or meeting to another.  Later she married a Mr Sismore and became Mrs Sismore Boyfield.  She was on the Governors for various schools in the town.

Mike Laughton
May 7, 2011 @ 9:23 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Gladys lived to be more than 100 years old and it only seems a short time ago that we celebrated her 100th birthday with a party at the Darby and Joan Hall.
I believe Glenda Parsley helped to organised the party.
The living Stamfordian who probably knows most about Gladys is her
nephew, retired banker Malcolm Hallas, who would be about 68 now,
Malcolm's family always lived in Melbourne Road and Gladys and his mother were sisters.

April 23, 2012 @ 4:24 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

i think i am correct in saying gladys boyfield,s nephew malcolm hallas died several years ago.

Helen Sismore
November 1, 2014 @ 8:01 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

How fascinating this is to read. Gladys Sismore Boyfied was my Great step Grandmother and I can confirm that Albert Sismore's (Glady's second husband) son Harry Sismore's widow is still alive (now 101) and who is my grandmother and who still is very bright.

I remember Gladys at the age of (I think) 82 was crossing the road from Conduit Road across to the boys school when she was knocked down.  she had a hip replacement and she was up and about in no time which I remember at the time seemed to be a miracle as we are probably talking over 30 years ago!

Gladys use to tell me that she was going to look after her old ladies and gentlemen at the Derby and Joan....however, at the time she was the oldest person there!  Gladys arranged for me to have my 16th birthday party at the Derby and Joan - gosh we thought we were the kiddies then!!

She was a truly inspirational lady who certainly was a well known character of Stamford and should never be forgotten.

Roger Partridge
November 1, 2014 @ 9:45 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I vaguely remember Gladys in her capacity as mayor visiting Bluecoat School in 1958, when I was a pupil there. I think she asked the headmaster to give us an extra half day holiday.