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.
Drinks production in Newport Pagnell carried on until 1981 when it was decided to stop despite the plant being fairly modern. Several problems were being experienced, including water supply from their own well. Mustard production carried on at the site whilst the rest of the site was rented out as industrial units, as it is today.
In 1986 Stephen Taylor decided to leave the drinks industry and do something different and start to sell the other products by van sales. About the same time the manager of their agents started his own marketing and consultancy business and, after some talks with Stephen, bought the trading name of Taylors with Steven buying an interest in the new company. Production was kept in Newport Pagnell until 1990 when for various reasons new premises were looked for. Eventually due to beneficial incentives it was decided to move the operation to its present base in Cheshire.

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.