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A detailed History of Medicine in Hungerford is elsewhere in the museum.

This artice includes various items related to the medical and pharmaceutical life of Hungerford.

William Gee Taylor bought 3 Bridge Street in 1877 for £290 at the age of 31 years. In 1895 he bought 3a Bridge Street for £280 - bringing the joint property back into single ownership, as it had been prior to 1812. He ran the business until c1896 when it was taken over by his son Henry Fernley Taylor. William Gee Taylor continued to sing in St Saviour's Church Choir until July 1912 when he and his wife moved to London.

Tom Bekers kindly contacted the Virtual Museum (Jul 2015) with a set of interesting adverts and articles about Henry Fearnley's grandfather - Charles Gee Taylor, vendor and inventor of patent medicine, who lived in Newbury: "The dates range from 1842 up to 1874. By 1874 he had retired and sold his recipes to Mr Ballard (I think).  Charles's business must have been flourishing, as he advertised in the surrounding counties, and had a famous London wholesaler (Barclay and Sons, Farringdon Rd, London) I managed to find their catalogue online, including Taylor ointments indeed". See adverts for pharmaceutical products by Charles Gee Taylor, and a summary of his biography on the Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery website. (With thanks to Tom Bekers, Jun 2017). 

The gallery includes items relating to

- Henry Fernley Taylor

- William Gee Taylor

- J. McKerlie, M.R.C.V.S, and

- Arthur Heanes Bingham, 125 High Street (now Boots) between c1914 and c1939

Photo Gallery:

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With special thanks to Stewart Hofgartner of "Below Stairs of Hungerford Antiques"

See also:

- Parish Magazine, Aug 1912 (re William Gee Taylor).

- W Gee Taylor's Almenac, 1896-1901 (from Stewart Hofgartner)