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20 Sedley Taylor Road

History of 20 Sedley Taylor Road

Built 1934/35; architect George Smith of Priory Road who probably designed 19 and 21.

1939 (1936-48)

Charles Staniforth, b 1876, retired schoolmaster

Maggie E, b 1879, retired schoolmistress

Ida L Brooks, b 1882, housekeeper

Christine Collymore, b 1925, at school




Arthur Frederick Parker-Rhodes, photopathologist

Damaris (Major) (1939 secretary WVS in Cornwall)

Frederick Parker Rhodes (1914-1987) plant pathologist and mystic. According to Sarah Payne’s 1982 Cambridge Weekly News article: the Parker Rhodes will be remembered for the mixture of progressivism and Quakerism they introduced into Sedley Taylor Road. They ran the Cyrenians, cared for lost dogs and were active supporters of CND. People used to sleep out in their garden at no.20 which must have been lovely on a warm summer’s evening, but a bit unconventional for Sedley Taylor Road, where digging up your front garden to plant vegetables during the war raised a few eyebrows.


Frank Richard Keogh, professor of mathematics, Swansea

Teresa (Wood)


Traute Paulin


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