Walwyn Taylor

Photo 1930s

By Geoff Webb

Walwyn Taylor
Geoff Webb

Walwyn Taylor was the farmer at Harpendenbury Farm, Redbourn in the 1930s.

This page was added on 28/01/2011.

Comments about this page

  • Hello, more members of the family here. very interesting to hear about Titch and Uncle Walwyn (as Mum Lydia Sheila Jerram, daughter of T. Rigby Taylor, used to call him). Would love to see more photos of our family history. I have a brother called Rigby, who has a son called Thomas..the family names continue ! My daughter is named after T. Rigby Taylor’s wife, Grace. we’ve also lost contact with Duncan and as far as I’m aware we’ve never met your part of the family, Heather, but would be intruiged to find out more !

    By Jessica Sinclair (26/02/2014)
  • Hello Heather, The only other photo I have is Walwyn with Rev. David Bickerton. If you enter Harpendenbury Farm in the search box, you should find it. Geoff

    By Geoff Webb (29/01/2014)
  • Walwyn was my grandfather and Titch taylor, the youngest son, my father. The eldest son, Geoffrey, served in the RAF, the middle son John, died during WWII. Any pictures or links to such would be veryn welcome. Many family photos have been lost.

    By Heather Lister (23/01/2014)
  • Hello Christina, Very many thanks for your interesting comment. This really brings back memories for me of the old village life in Redbourn. If my memory serves me right, T. Rigby Taylor was the chairman of Watford Football Club during his years in this area. My elder brother always referred to Walwyn’s son a ‘Tiddler’, almost corresponding to the family one of ‘Titch’ ! If you wish to contact me, I will ask Herts Memories to let you have my email address. Geoff Webb

    By Geoff Webb (13/01/2013)
  • Uncle Walwyn was my father’s (Philip Taylor of St. Albans) Uncle. My Grandfather (T.Rigby Taylor of Watford) was his brother. I remember my father talking of ‘Titch’ not Tiddler. We have some photos of Harpendenbury Farm as it was in the 20’s and 30’s. I am sending this link to my other interested relatives for them to see. I’ll look out the photos too. ‘Bumped into this site by accident while trying to remember the name of the farm. I have friends here in the South West of France who remember T.Rigby Taylor, they had a piano made by his company, Elliotts. This world is getting smaller by the minute ! Would love to hear from Duncan ! I think he attended one of my sister Sally Taylor’s exhibitions recently but we have lost touch. Thank you Geoff Webb, for all the wonderful photos.

    By Christina Simmonds (09/01/2013)
  • You must be my long distance relatives? I am daughter of Stephen Taylor who is married to Gene. My siblings are Simon, Clare and Alison, my grandfather was Thomas Rigby Taylor

    By Joanna Marsh (nee Taylor) (09/01/2013)
  • Walwyn Taylor farmed at Harpendenbury Farm for a number of years, and this area was very popular when families took their Sunday evening walks – a regular relaxation in the countryside for many families. In the late 1930’s I can remember peeping through a hedge near the farmhouse to wonder at an aviary of exotic birds (Golden Pheasants etc.) which belonged to Mr. Taylor’s son. The son was known affectionately in the village as ‘Tiddler’ – probably because he was a tall, well built lad! If my information is correct, he lost his life during WW2 when serving in the RAF as an aircrew member. Geoff Webb

    By Geoff Webb (07/11/2011)
  • Walwyn was my grandfather. Do you have more information about his life? Thanks Duncan

    By Duncan Taylor (29/10/2011)

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