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C. A. Taylor, Tobacconist, Quorn

This letterhead and business card was kindly given to Quorn Village Online Museum in December 2018 and dates from the early 1950s. Christopher Augustus Taylor was a wholesale and retail tobacconist operating out of a lock-up shop at 8 Leicester Road, Quorn, three doors down from the White Horse pub.

The initials mentioned, ie T.T.A., refer to The Tobacco Trade Association which started in 1931 and was disbanded in 1955. There was a compulsory registration scheme from 1st January 1934, with three types of agreement. Christopher Taylor, as a wholesaler, would have had a type ‘B agreement’, and this is probably what the other numbers and letters refer to.

Christopher Augustus Taylor was born in Wymeswold in 1894 and married Clara Ann Hall in Loughborough in September 1919. The 1939 index records the couple living at 27 Albert Promenade in Loughborough, where they have one daughter and Christopher is described as a manufacturing chemist.

The family later moved to 105 Beacon Road, Woodhouse Eaves, but telephone directories reveal that Christopher either rented or owned his lock-up shop at 8 Leicester Road in Quorn from at least 1951 to 1964.

Christopher died in March 1966 aged 71.

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 Submitted on: 2018-12-24
 Submitted by: Kate Hutchinson/Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 2034
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