From The Wolverton Express, August 29th 1947
Death of Mr. Thomas Cadd
Leader for many years of the morris dance troupe at the time-honoured May festivals at Yardley Gobion, Mr. Thomas Cadd, has passed away at the advanced age of 86 years. His death on 13th August occurred at Doncaster, at the residence of a daughter, Mrs Campbell, with whom he had lived for three years.
Tom Cadd was always a popular figure with the May Day festivals at this South Northants village. He always headed the procession in costume complete with a stick painted in National colours attached to which was a bullock’s bladder with which he used upon anyone who stood in the way of this ancient procession through the village.
Mr. Cadd was a favourite with all the villagers, especially the children who would meet him off the bus and receive sweets from him.
A native of Preston Bissett, he lived in Yardley Gobion for over 50 years, and for 40 years in the one house. For some time during the latter years he resided with his daughter, Mrs. J. Williams, (Edie) but owing to her having to go into hospital, he left for Doncaster three years ago. He had been in ill health for some time and was confined to hospital since last November.
A keen angler, he was secretary of an angling association for many years. A retired railway employee, he was a moulder in Wolverton Works for over 30 years, retiring upon reaching the age of 65 years.
The funeral took place at Doncaster, the mourners being Mr. And Mrs. Campbell (son-in-law and daughter), Mr Harry Cadd, Worksop (son), Mrs. J. Williams, (Edie), Yardley Gobion (daughter), Mr. A. Cadd, Wolverton, Mr. A. Cadd, Coventry, and Mr. Harold Cadd, Moulton (sons), also grandchildren from Doncaster.
Floral tributes included tokens from his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.