We are particularly grateful to the Wadkin family who have given us access to their extraordinary local history archive. It was started by Mrs Margaret Wadkin and then continued by her daughter-in-law, Hazel. Hazel published a large amount of this material in 3 scrapbook style publications. Most of this archive has survived, although sadly some items have gone walkabout over the years – because of this Hazel was fiercely protective of what she had and the material that we have been allowed to archive on her family’s behalf is still available to us all because of her dedication and persistence.
Please click on the link: https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/
Sadly, Hazel died in September 2019 after a number of years suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and we are keen to help the Wadkin family with their fundraising towards Alzheimer’s research; if you have enjoyed material from the Wadkin archives, please consider making a donation using the link, above.
The Full Archives are now available (except for some time-barred content): a large amount of the material found its way in to Hazel’s books but full scans of the originals are archived separately via the links, above.