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a scrapbook, the principle names are Taylor, Biddy and D. B. and a horse called Mossy, Coleraine

"Mossy Face" a bay hunter, obviously enjoys being fussed over by her owner, Miss Biddy Taylor, and Mrs. Marion Donald (right) at the Aldergrove meet of the Killultagh, Old Rock and Chichester Harriers today.
'SPIRIT' of Distillery lives on

   One of the earliest references to Old Coleraine whiskey comes in a story from the 12th Century.  Canon O'Laverty, referring to a feast near Bushmills, claimed guests started out to Louth but got lost in the wild of Kerry, because they had taken too much 'Old Coleraine'!....................

The Moore family of Moorefort, owners of the Bann Distillery at Drumaheaglis on the outskirts of Ballymoney, bought the distillery in the 1840's By then the whisky had acquired the advertising  (HC) a reference to its introduction to the House of Commons in 1845.
     In 1869 the Distillery was taken over by Robert A. Taylor, a member of a highly respected Coleraine family. He was chairman of Colerain Town Commissioners, a member of the Londonderry Grand Jury, a representative of the Coleraine division of the Londonderry County Council and a vice president of the Board of Governors of Coleraine Academical Institution.  His brother, Daniel, was Liberal MP for Coleraine between 1874-80 and High Sheriff of the City and County of Londonderry in 1885.  Under Taylor, who was knighted in 1899, Coleraine malt enhances its reputation and was praised in a number of journals by writers visiting the north coast. In January 1974 the Distillery sent a cask of whisky to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh on the occasion of his marriage to princess Marie Alexamdrowna of Russia.  Old Coleraine established renown for its smooth taste and at the Edinburgh Exhibition in 1886 it received the jurors' Highest Pure Malt Distillers' Award.  After Robert Taylor died in 1902 at the age pf 72 (his brother Daniel has died in 1899), he was succeeded by his nephew Andrew Clarke)
     However the plant was inoperative when another noted family, the Boyds, took over after the Taylor's had nurtured and developed the malt for some 64 years.................

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     Mrs. Andrew Clarke, Ballysally House, Coleraine, whose death occurred on Saturday, was more than 80 and had been an outstanding figure in Coleraine and district.  She took an active part in the activities of philanthropic charitable and other organisations.  Eldest daughter of the late Mr. Daniel Taylor, who was at one time a Member of Parliament for Coleraine borough at Westminster, Mrs. Clarke was a niece of Sir Robert Taylor, formerly of the Coleraine Distillery Company, Newmarket Street.
     On the death of Sir Robert, the business came under the direction of Mr. Andrew Clarke, D.L., the husband of Mrs. Clarke.  Following her marriage, Mrs. Clarke became permanently resident in Ballysally House.  She succeeded her mother on the management committee of the old Coleraine Cottage Hospital.  The U.S.P.C.A., the District Nursing Association, the Girl Guide Movement, and the Horticultural Society were only a few of the other local organisations in which she took a prominent part.  She was a member of the committee of 1st Coleraine Presbyterian Church.  A sister, Miss Florence Taylor, Portstewart Road, Coleraine, is now the sole surviving member of the family.

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October 2, 1926

     Coleraine anglers fishing the tidal waters did well, catching from a dozen trout down, mostly on the "eelskin" which is a deadly lure when well and deftly manipulated. Castlerock anglers, too, did well.  Mr. P. Curry killed a very nice trout of 3lbs. 2oz. on the tidal waters, the fly being a Greenwell's Glory tied by himself. On Friday evening, fishing from the Cutts Heads, Mrs. D. B. Taylor hooked, played and landed a lovely salmon of 15lb., and lost another, which shot through an eel trap, taking about 40 yards of line with it. Mr. Allan, fishing the Movanagher water, killed a trout of just over 2lb., and some smaller fish were killed by local men at Kilrea and Portglenone.  The feeders of the river are in much better order after the rain, and promise well for the coming week.  About Toome some trout were got, and plenty of pike. Lough Beg - anglice, the little lake, is a paradise for pike fishing, and is giving plenty of jack to those who trouble to troll for them. Netting for pike use to be allowed, to keep them down, but the nets did not ? catch pike only.

Country life appeals to Daniel Taylor: photo Ross Giblin

     AFTER half a century in education, both on the receiving and retailing ends, Daniel Taylor thinks it's time to quit.  He has given his employers 18 months notice and is entertaining thoughts of breeding chickens at his Akatarawa Valley refuge.
     Born in County Derry, Ireland, Victoria University's Vice Chancellor came from a line of whisky distillers. That he entered the campus rather than the family distillery is probably thanks to his mother, Widowed when Daniel was five she stretched her small income to wean him on a British academic diet of preparatory school, grammar school and university, Cambridge included. He did her proud, gaining his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in 1942 and the same in electrical engineering the following year.  The young graduate then turned his hand to ship building before re-enrolling at Queen's University, Belfast, for another round of study.  War's end found him contracted to the Admiralty doing research in metallurgy.
     Then in 1948, with master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees added to his credentials, Daniel turned his attention to his real love - rowing.  The London Olympics were on the horizon and already the possessor of a "blue", he won selection as No. 4 in the Irish eight.  The sound thrashing the boys received is still clear; "Yes, I remember very well, we were beaten in our heat by Portugal, beaten by Norway."  These days oars are hung up and Henley-on-Thames is a memory.  Bridge is the VC's game, interspersed with a quick burst around the green as once-a-month golfer in the no-handicap class. A well preserved 58, he has spent the last 12 years weathering the trials of Victoria University

Miss Betty Taylor (second left) and Mr. Ian Duncan were presented with handsome tokens of esteem for their work on behalf of Killultagh Hunt Club at the annual ball at Dunadry. The presentations were made by Mrs. Betty Nicholson, master, and. Mrs. Nessie Park, secretary


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The celebration of Victory was made a very happy and memorable occasion for the children of Park Street, Coleraine. Splendid entertainment for the young people was provided, Mrs. W. Moore, Mrs. A. Foreman, Mr. E. Maguire and others taking a leading part in the arrangements. On Tuesday evening there was a big bonfire and singing, and on Wednesday afternoon tea was provided for the children in the open air from tables kindly lent by Mr. Thomas Macfarlane. There was more community singing, and welcome visitors at the height of the celebrations were Mrs. Nicholson, Miss Helen McLeese, and Mr. John McLeese. Later in the afternoon the children enjoyed a trip by bus to Ballymoney


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Taylor - Page - September 3, 1955, at Christchurch, New Zealand, by Rev. Fr. Galvin, Daniel Brumhall Cochrane Taylor, Pd.D., M.Sc., son of the late Mr. D. B. Taylor, Coleraine, and Mrs. A. M. Taylor, Willowdale, Dunmurry, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Mr. C. N. Page and Mrs. Page, Cashmore Hills, Christchurch, New Zealand


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Death of Mr. D. Brumhall Taylor, Lodge Road, Coleraine, son of the late Mr. Daniel Taylor, formerly M.P. for Coleraine Borough


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UAHR y55:1 Anna M. Taylor, 47 Elaine Street, Belfast
20th December 1951
removed to
Willowdale, Dunmurry

Anna - enjoying the joke                             Anna - trying to float                                    Kitty                                          Kitty - in harbour          

                Kitty                                            Martin - bathing attendant               Neis, Hiss, Kitty and T. Green Northern Counties Hotel, Portrush

Fallons?, Anna, Davis & Carason                                                Davis, Kitty, Carason & Tassah

St. John's Ambulance, Detachment Portrush, Peace Day Procession the 26th July 1919

Captain James Claude Beauchamp Proctor,
M.A., LL.D. (Inniskillings), who has been killed in action, was the eldest son of the late Mr. James E. Proctor, solicitor, Limavady, and of Mrs. Proctor, Tullydoey House, Moy. He was educated in Reading School, Berks, and at trinity College, Dublin. He practised as a solicitor and afterwards joined the North-West Circuit. He was Unionist in politics, a member of the Ulster Unionist Council, organiser and secretary of the Limavady Unionist Club, and also county organiser and secretary of the U.V.F. On the outbreak of war he obtained a commission in the Inniskillings.
Mr. F. C. B. Trench, London Scottish Regiment, reported killed in action in France on July 1st, 1916, was the youngest son of the late Mr. H. B. Trench, of Huntington, Portarlington, Queen's County, and Mrs. Bloomfield Trench, of the Umbra, Magilligan, Co. Londonderry. He married in 1905 Miss Catherine A. S. Lecky, the only child of the late Sir Thomas Lecky, J.P., of Greystone Hall, Limavady. Mr. Trench saw service on the South African War. On the outbreak of the present war he joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and was afterwards transferred to the London Scottish, with whom he took part in the attack at Gommecourt on July 1st, 1916. Mr. Trench was a well known sportsman in the North of Ireland.
Captain Charles F. D. Davies, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has been decorated by the King of Serbia with the Order of the White Eagle with Crossed Swords for distinguished gallantry in the field. Captain Davies, who is a Royal Irish Constabulary officer, was District Inspector at Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, when the war broke out. He joined the Inniskillings as Captain in 1914, and subsequently took part in the Gallipoli Expedition, and afterwards served on another front. Captain Davies is a nephew of Sir. F. J. Ball, late of the R.I.C.
Second Lieutenant Fred Montgomery, King's Own Scottish Borderers, who has been killed in action in France, was the eldest son of Mrs. Montgomery, 8 Sandhurst Road, Belfast. At the outbreak of the war he was an official of the Midland Railway, Belfast. He entered the Queen's University O.T.C., and on July 1st, 1915, was gazetted to the Borderers, and had been at the front about three months when he fell.
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Miss F. Taylor

     The death of Miss Florence Taylor on Tuesday, at her home, 60 Portstewart Road, severs a long established family link with the borough of Coleraine.  Miss Taylor, who had reached an advanced age, was a daughter of the late Mr. Daniel Taylor, Millburn, who at one time represented Coleraine borough in the British Parliament at Westminster.  An uncle of Miss Taylor was the late Sir Robert A. Taylor, Ballysally House, and a sister was Mrs. Violet Clarke, widow of Mr. Andrew Clarke, who resided at Ballysally for many years previous to his death, and was chairman of the Harbour Board.  The Coleraine Distillery (now owned by the Old Bushmills Company) was founded by members of the Taylor family.  Miss Florence Taylor and her sister, Mrs. Clarke, prominently identified themselves with social and philanthropic movements in the borough. Both, like other members of the family, were held in high esteem by all sections of the community.


Taylor - July 19, 1966 at her residence, 60 Portstewart Road, Coleraine, and formerly of Springhill, Quigley's Point, Co. Donegal, Florence Cecil, daughter of the late Daniel Taylor, M.P., and Mrs. Annie B. Taylor, of Millburn, Coleraine.

other death notices on the same page

Strother - July 18, 1966 (suddenly), Maureen, wife of Fleming Strother and mother of Richard, of Brackenfield, Bassetwood Road, Southampton.

               Mosside Ind. L.O.L. No. 25
Taggart -
The W. M., Officers and Members of the above Lodge deeply regret the passing of their highly esteemed member, Bro. Redvers Taggart, and tender their deepest sympathy to the family circle. J. Simpson, W.M. & J. McBride, Sec.

Watson - July 15, 1966, at Braid Valley Hospital, Ballymena, John, beloved husband of the late Sarah Neil Watson (formerly of Uphall, Scotland). Interred in Clough burying ground. Deeply regretted.


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Bumpy but quiet start to jumping

The show jumping competitions got off to a fairly quiet start at the Royal Ulster yesterday with the first event for Grade B horses whose winnings exceed 10 but do not exceed 100. The event, however, provided some spectacular falls, among them John English on Bel-Air, who fell at the double bank.  The winner of this event was Miss Biddy Taylor's good young grey horse, Willowdale ridden by Richard Tolerton from Lisburn, who won in convincing style with the only double clear round from Leonard Cave of Newtownards on his chestnut horse, Kempson Bells, who tied with Thomas Morgan's Andante, ridden by Cecil Mahon. Each incurred only one fault over the two rounds. The second Grade B competition for horses whose winnings exceed 75 but are under 200 was a speed event. The course builders had erected a most skilful and impressive course that tested the riders' ingenuity to the full. The winner was Leonard Cave of Sun Valley in a time of 69.6 from Derrybawn Duster, owned by John Reid and ridden by  George Stewart, with a time of 73 seconds dead.


Calgary prize for Margaret

Lisburn show jumper Margaret Creighton and her horse Ravensdale have returned from the Spruce Meadows Calgary C510 in Alberta, Canada, with a prize cheque of $3,000 won for getting round the Du Mawier Grand Prix course in fine style.  The Grand Prix first prize of $680,000 went to Ian Millar of Canada who had two clear rounds on Big Ben. The Calgary Show is the richest in the world.  Margaret, who was accompanied to the show by her parents, Elizabeth and Richard Tolerton, was so thrilled with the setting of event, she rang her husband Niall, on the Monday evening and persuaded him to fly out on the Tuesday.  Unfortunately Biddy Taylor, of Dunmurry, who owns Ravensdale (since he was bought for her as a foal by Richard at Banbridge sales) was unable to attend because she had no passport.  Ravensdale and Richard flew with the 62 other European horses, including Milton in a horse Jumbo Jet from Frankfurt in Germany.
     Margaret only heard of her trip on Thursday morning two weeks ago and within hours she was en route to Dover where they met up with Francis Connors and Marie White. By Sunday everyone was flying to Canada for the show which lasted from Wednesday until Sunday. "It was ridiculous to get such short notice," said Margaret who is well recovered from jet lag and plans to ride her grey Glenroyd at Loughanmore next weekend. "It was a marvellous opportunity to ride at Calgary; the hospitality was incredible and the prize money very high."  At the Nations Cup dinner Margaret and Niall were able to brush up on their french when they sat with French riders, Eric Navet, Pierre Durand and Herve Gordignon. Although Margaret was out of the prizes in some competitions she managed to recoup some expenses with her good round in the Grand Prix.
     "Ravensdale went very well - considering he had a 13 hour flight and long season this year. We had a great show and I would love to return again." Ravensdale who is a good looking 15.3hh horse by Snuff Matter is now 14 years. He has been part of the Tolerton family since he was a foal, but he is owned by their great family friend Biddy Taylor. Margaret is a well known international show jumper and represented Ireland on Ipi Tombi at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

Mossy with Marie Carr or Corr on eg? course at Balmoral

on back - Antoinette Curran, Nuala Moore, Moya Shannon, Kathleen - space- May Cosgrove

Hunter Trials at Dundrod
Mrs. R. McK. Cowdy clearing a jump on She's Cold in the Killultagh, Old Rock and Chichester Harriers' hunter trials at Dundrod on Saturday
Miss M. Henderson (left), Miss B. Taylor and Miss A. Rooney watching the trials

37th Congress of the European Orthodontic Society Bologna 7th - 11th September 1961


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