Winsor on his BSA Motorcycle he rode during his early married years.

Winsor Heaton Staniforth was born on May 15th, 1914 at Brook Lane, Hackenthorpe. He was the son of Herbert Heaton Staniforth and Edith (nee Bannister). He attended Hackenthorpe Infants School and is described as being ‘Admitted as of 19th May, 1919 until 29 June 1928’.

When Winsor left school in 1928, he initially worked at the Birley East Pit, before being transferred to Brookhouse Colliery near Beighton.

On the 1939 Register, Winsor is living with his parents Herbert and Edith along with his brothers Albert and Horace and sister Hilda at 3 Brook Lane. His occupation at this time is ‘Underground colliery hewer’

On May 4th 1940, Winsor married Olive Beauchamp, the daughter of Frederick Beauchamp at St. Aidan’s. This was a joint marriage as Olive’s sister Ivy Beauchamp married her husband Robert Bramald at the same church, on the same day.

On the 21st February 1942, the couple had twin boys

  • Anthony Heaton Staniforth, he married Margaret Bernadette Moran (Known as Bernadette) from Milltownpass, Westmeath, Ireland. They would have two daughters, Claire and Anne and a son Anthony.
  • Michael Heaton Staniforth, he never married or had children

The couple lived off Granville Road during the early years of marriage but later moved to 80 Stradbroke Road.

On the 13th May 1961 Olive Staniforth (nee Beauchamp) passed away due to thyrotoxicosis. Olive had a phobia of the hospital and passed away in her sister Ivy’s home.

Winsor and Olive, photo taken at Hackenthorpe.