1920 - 2010
Ethel, was the eldest daughter of Alfred Wm Waddelow and Rose Truss. She 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. She passed away in April 2010
Ethel and Claud were married for 64 years and they had a daughter Valerie.
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 countries they visited. His greatest moments were travelling 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.
Ethel and Claud's contribution to The Waddelow Society was such that they made the Society possible and helped to link families around the world and bring them in touch with each other. They will both be greatly missed by all who knew them.
1930 - 2017
Dora was the youngest daughter of Alfred Wm Waddelow and Rose Truss and was a founding member of The Waddelow Society, Dora always wanted to be a librarian but at the age of 14 her Mum found her a job as a machinist, sowing everything from baby clothes to Shrouds. She went on to be a Dress Maker until long after her retirement. She joined the Guides as a child, going on to be become a Guider and later a member of the Wakefield Trefoil Guild.
Like her sister, Ethel, Dora was interested in the Family history of the Waddelow name. In 1988 she was a Deputy Treasurer from 1988-2002.and later the Treasurer from 2002-2017.
She was a keen Gardener and enjoyed tending to her garden. She passed away in March 2017.
Chairman of the Waddelow Society
LANGLEY Sheila Margaret On the 11th September 2017
peacefully at Downham Grange,
Downham Market, formerly of West Winch,
aged 84 years.
Beloved wife of the late Stan,
dearly loved mum of Paul and David.
Published by Lynn News on Sep. 15, 2017.