|Until 1953 the chemist, drinks and mustard business operated as one operation, when the father of the present Mr Taylor decided to split the business for his offspring's future. This was done so that Mr Taylor acquired control of the drinks and mustard side at the rear of the land and his sister had the chemists shop, shops and the flats above on the High Street. The property is still owned by the family.
Major changes took place during the 1960s, starting with the drinks business merging with North and Randle of Aylesbury, who in the period between the wars had a depot in Newport Pagnell behind the Cannon Pub ( just down the road from Taylors factory). During the 1970s this group started the Dayla Drinks. This was a consortium of soft drinks manufacturers who produced common drinks. The importance of the local links is found in the origin of Dayla -from the abreviation of Dicks Aylesbury Exchange. This consortium grew in size to cover about thirty companies covering the country with producers as far north as Newcastle upon Tyne. There was even a South African franchise with the name Hubbly Bubbly. Dayla exists today with four main producers based in Aylesbury,Ross on Wye, Lowestoft and Tipton in Birmingham.
|COLEMANS MUSTARD MAILCOACH HOLD UP. Dick Turpin, a notorious highwayman is well know for his ride from London to York. As a promotional event Colemans decided to celebrate the deed by having a mailcoach travel a similar route. The journey passed through Newport Pagnell and they arranged for Taylors to hold up the coach as it passed through the town. The picture shows Stephen Taylor handing over a jar of this areas preferred mustard, before banishing the coach from here.|