Thomas Stentiford met his wife while home on leave from
the Army during the First World War when he paid a visit to the Victoria
Palace Theatre in London and met his future bride in a queue for the
show. The young lady was Doris Jessie Winch and they were married in
1919 at Brixton Church in London.
told me that he was born in 1920 and, that had he been a girl, his
parents had planned to call him "Victoria" to remind them of
the day they met in the queue at Victoria. Two other sons followed to
complete the family of Thomas and Doris Stentiford.
Doris moved to Chichester in 1926 and then to a number of locations
around the Sussex area wherever Thomas could find work as a blacksmith.