It takes determination resilience and a lot of hard work to be in any business today while we were creating Taylor Yates we were reminded of the string of determined Lancashire women that guided and advised me and gave me the freedom to choose.
Those Great Women
Alice or Nana was a strong northern woman, who worked hard running a corner shop from her house and coach trips to Blackpool as a second earner. She never went anywhere without her handbag and lipstick.
Tilly was my Dad’s special name for my Mum, she was glamorous, fiercely loyal, kind and worked hard like her mother, Alice. She also loved her signature pink lipstick and her handbag.
Mary had a great sense of humour, a raucous laugh. She was a regular character found shopping in the market every Saturday and had lots of fun with her elder sister Alice.
Doris lived next door and ran a hairdressers at the end of Alice’s garden. Salt of the earth friend and neighbour who spent Saturday mornings styling and chatting.
Auntie Mavis loved ‘making’, she was a creative woman who could do lovely things with a needle and thread.
Agnes was Tilly’s best friend and bridesmaid. She was married to Ron she organised the blind date that Tilly met Brian on (Karen’s Mum and Dad)
Auntie Bessie was the quintessential strong, straight-talking northern woman, a trip to her house meant being on your best behaviour.
The spitting image of Minnie Caldwell from Coronation Street back in the day, Elsie was one of Alice’s sisters’ and was never seen without her hat, handbag and trench coat – ahead of her time.
Auntie Frances, Alice’s sister-in-law, was a quiet and understated woman who spent her time travelling to and from New York City visiting family.