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Wadham, Percy

Taxidermist originally listed at 30 Holyrood Street, Newport, Isle Of Wight in 1899. By 1903 he had moved to new premises at Waltondale, Carisbrooke Road, Newport. He is not listed after 1907. 

Reference: Kelsall, J E, Rev; Munn, Philip W: 1905: The Birds of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Witherby and Co. 
'Mr Wadham, who succeeded [F] Smith,….' 'In the "Isle of Wight County Press" for May, 1902, Mr. Percy Wadham, of Newport, recorded the capture of one [White Stork] at Shorwell, in April, 1902'

Reference: Morey, Frank (Editor): 1909: A guide to the Natural History of the Isle of Wight: The County Press, Newport.
‘Mr P. Wadham tells me that this bird [Woodlark] was far from uncommon near Newport some twelve years ago: he knew a bird-trapper catch as many as fifteen in a day - which may account for their present scarcity’. 

‘The most recent record of this species [Rough-legged Buzzard] is of an immature male which was trapped on Duken Down, March 10, 1907. This specimen, as shown in the accompanying illustration, was mounted and photographed by Mr Wadham’.