Barstow, Stan

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Barstow, Stan Gender: M
Stanley Barstow
born on 28 June 1928 at 06:20 (= 06:20 AM )
Place Horbury, England, 53n3934, 1w3324
Timezone BST h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 06°15' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 12°21 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 24°28'


English novelist, short story writer, playwright and scriptwriter, best known for his 1960 novel A Kind of Loving, which has been turned into a film, a television series, a radio play and a stage play. The author's other novels include Ask Me Tomorrow (1962), The Watchers on the Shore (1966) and The Right True End (1976).

Barstow married Connie Kershaw in 1951 with whom he had two children. They separated in 1990, though never divorced. In later life, he lived in Pontardawe, South Wales, with his partner, Diana Griffiths. He died on 1 August 2011 at age 83 in Baglan, Wales.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from In My Own Good Time by Stan Barstow (Smith Settle, 2001), page 4: "I was born at 6.20 in the morning on Thursday the 28th June 1928 in Horbury, a little township of 7,000 to 8,000 population in the West Riding of Yorkshire, an only surviving child after an older boy, Kenneth, died in infancy."


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Second of two boys)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels, short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script