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Bishop Burton residents were saddened to learn of the death of Tony Waddingham who passed away in March. One of fourteen children, he was born at Routh. The family first came to live in Brogdale, Bishop Burton after being 'bombed out' of their house in Hull during the war. Later they moved to the cottage at Lamb Folds which has long since been demolished.

During his working life Tony worked for a while at Raikes Farm. However his interest was in engineering and he worked for many years at Blackburn aircraft then at Beverley College.

Tony had a life long interest in Aircraft and Yorkshire Wagons and had an extensive collection of books on these subjects. Bishop Burton residents will remember the quiet unassuming man that Tony was on his many forays around the village with his camera. At the time of the millennium he took many photographs of the houses and their occupants around the village. These are now in the Beverley archives.

Throughout his life Tony retained interest in all things that are a part of our East Yorkshire heritage from farm wagons to water mills. The traditions of our farming past you could find a book or a photograph on the subject at his home, In this modern age Tony's home and life were an oasis of an age now almost forgotten.

We pass our condolences to Tony's family and remember one of life's gentlemen.