gave his occupation
as 'golf ball maker' in the 1901 census in Helsby. A thank
you to Edgar who explained that probably meant that he worked
in a particular factory, as follows:
"The Helsby Golf Balls were manufactured by the Telegraph
Manufacturing Company at their Britannia Telegraph Work.
"In 1882, George Crosland Taylor set up a company (G.C.
Taylor & Co) and built a factory at Neston to manufacture
electrical apparatus. The firm changed it name to the Telegraph
Manufacturing Company and in 1886 the factory was moved
to Helsby, where gutta
insulated wire was manufactured. Golf balls were
made there for a short while, as were vehicle tyres. The
Helsby factory later became the BICC
"George Crosland Taylor visited the Paris
in 1905 where he met Mr George Ville. Together
they founded the Crosville
which was well known in this area for
its bus services."