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Taylor’s was established in 1946, when Osbert and Bessie Taylor bought Alfred Woolas’ off licence and grocery shop in Market Place. Alfred, a former farm foreman at Stainton, had bought the business in 1912 from John Skinn, who, himself, was once a farm labourer on the Sandbeck estate. 

In the 1950s, Osbert and Bessie’s sons, John and Roy joined the business, and the shop was extended; however, several years prior to this, the top floor of the original three-storey building had been removed. 1961 saw the introduction of the first self-service supermarket in the Doncaster area – the Co-op on Balby Road, and Taylor’s followed the trend a few years later. In the 1980s, Roy’s son, Christopher became the third generation to join, what has proved to be, a very successful family business


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