The Stainforth family has been through history an archetypal Anglo-Saxon menagerie of soldiers, clergymen, farmers, butchers and wine merchants, as well as few more illustrious personages: a number of MPs, a Lord Mayor of York, a Keeper of the King's Manor, a Proctor for Northumberland, and the first man to fly over 400 mph.
In the course of research for a forthcoming biography of the air speed record breaker George Stainforth AFC, author Gordon Stainforth has made some amendments to some of the captions in the image Galleries.
*Peter Stainforth's book on the Stainforth family history, 'Not Found Wanting' is no longer available.*
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