Monthly Archives: November 2010

Enid Stamp Taylor… A Profile

Enid Stamp Taylor was born on Sunday the 12th of June 1904 in the agreeable, late Victorian, seaside town of Whitley Bay in the North East corner of England. She was the only daughter of Army Major George Stamp Taylor … Continue reading

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More of Mitchell and Kenyon…

Found in the basement cellar of a shop in Blackburn Lancashire England were over 800 short films of Edwardian life in the North of England. They were made by the partnership of Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon and the films they … Continue reading

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Home Thoughts of Enid Stamp Taylor…

I stood outside The People’s Palace on The Mile End road, one hot July afternoon in 1980. Somehow standing there I could feel her presence on that wintry evening all those years ago. She would have been hesitant, afraid, and yet … Continue reading

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A Tram Ride from Forster Square in 1902…

A Tram Ride from Forster Square, Bradford, Yorkshire, England in 1902. One of the many films of Mitchell and Kenyon available from The British Film Institute.

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Enid… And Portmeirion

  Enid Stamp Taylor… And friends! Enid and two cherished companions on holiday at Portmeirion North Wales in the August of 1937. The holiday village of Portmeirion was the setting for the famous TV series of ’The Prisoner’ starring Patrick McGoohan. Enid is pictured … Continue reading

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Mother and Daughter…

Enid and Daughter Robin Anne… Mother and Daughter… Enid Stamp Taylor and daughter Robin Anne… Thought to have been taken in 1943, the picture comes from Robin Anne’s own collection of images… Note the very 40s look hairstyle, although, a … Continue reading

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1940′s Evacuee…

  The evacuation of London’s children was a very key moment in the 1940′s, and here Enid Stamp Taylor plays her part in this promotional picture taken in her Park Lane apartment. ‘Standing in’ as an evacuee is Enid’s daughter Robin Anne. … Continue reading

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Enid Stamp Taylor in Park Lane…

To come close to her world… take the serpentine path across Hyde Park, and as you walk, think of her. She would have walked this path, just as you. She would have paused, and looked upon the golden yellow of … Continue reading

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The Cottingley Fairies…

The Hoax began in 1917, or was it really a hoax? The cousins Elsie Wright (16) and Francis Griffiths (10) maintained throughout their lives, right up until old age, that they had clearly photographed fairies at a Beck in Yorkshire, England. Such was … Continue reading

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