In Memory of Ethel and Claud Taylor 
It is with deep regret that we announce the deaths of Claud &  Ethel Taylor.

Ethel May Taylor    1920  - 2010

Ethel, the daughter of Alfred Wm Waddelow and Rose Truss was a founding member of The Waddelow Society and Secretary  from 1988-2002. She began researching her family history in the 1950's, having thought that both she and her sister Dora were possibly the only ones left  of the  Waddelow family. She became a very interested in her family history and was pleasantly surprised that there are so many Waddelows through out the UK and world wide. 

 She visited many families across the world and her research helped to put Waddelows in touch with each other which led to the founding of the Society. 

She was a keen enthusiast for the internet and although poor eye sight made use of her computer more difficult in recent years, she was still looking up many items of interest some historical and also maths problems until just a few days before her death.   

Ethel and Claud were married for 64 years and they had a daughter Valerie.



Ethel & Claud Taylor

Claud Whitworth Taylor  1919 - 2009

Claud was a Silversmith by profession and owned his own business until his retirement.  He was a keen steam railway enthusiast and his knowledge of train times was unbelievable.  If you need to know which train to catch, he could tell you which was the best one to catch and the time it ran without referring to the timetable.  He would travel on Steam Railways as often as he could both in Britain and abroad and would encourage this interest in others.  He would often try to include at least one Steam trip in the countrys they visited. 

His greatest moments were traveling on the foot plate and twice had the opportunity of driving the engines himself as a birthday treat from Ethel. 

He was modest man and ever ready to lend a helping hand and he was supportive of the Waddelow Society, since it’s founding in 1988.  His cups of tea were a welcomed part of the annual meetings. 

They will both be greatly missed by all who knew them.