Elected at the 2012 AGM
Rev: Jonathan Calvert
Mr. Roger Parsons
Mrs. Susan F. Waterhouse
Mrs. Dora Snowden
Mrs. Anne Waddelow-Barker
Mrs. Susan F. Waterhouse (Secretary)
79 Duke of York Avenue, Portobello,
Wakefield, West Yorkshire,
England, WF2 7DA
Mrs Dora Snowden (Treasurer)
29 Oakwood Avenue,
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
England, WF2 9JT
Our Aim is to bring together people who share the same interest and to provide a point of contact for those members who have their roots within the Waddelow/Wadlow Family.
The History of the Society
The Waddelow Society was founded by Ethel Taylor nee Waddelow, in 1988. She had spent many years researching the Waddelow name and contacted many relatives around the world. She was born Ethel May Waddelow on the 20th May 1920, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. She was the eldest of three children of Alfred William Waddelow (1892-1939) and Rose Truss (1893-1967). Alfred was born in Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, the eldest of three children of John Waddelow and Sarah Morden. They left the Fens shortly after Alfred was born, moving to Scotton in Lincolnshire and then Alfred moved to Wakefield to work on the Railways as a Porter.
Ethel and her sister Dora thought that they may be the last of the Waddelows so Ethel became interested in researching her family name. Little did she know at the time how many people she would meet and that there were several Waddelow families still living in Cambridgeshire.
In 1988 she felt the time was right to set up The Waddelow Society to bring together all those interested in the Waddelow and Wadlow names. She became the first Secretary of The Waddelow Society and in 1989 organised the first of many Annual meetings to be held in Littleport, Cambridgeshire. The meetings moved in the mid 1990s to the Little Downham Village Centre. In 2002, at the age of 82, Ethel retired the post of Secretary and was replaced by Susan Waterhouse, (daughter of Dora) who had been the Treasurer since 1989.
The Waddelow Society is a non profit Family History Group, established in 1988, interested in reasearching the Waddelow/Wadlow name.
This Website replaces our old freeserve
and blueyonder websites.
Site Created August 2011
Updated: 13th April 2017
Web Author: Susan F. Waterhouse (Secretary)
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