In 2008 I wrote an article for Buckets & Spades which finished with a request for help in finding more about W. E. TAYLOR, who apparently was teaching music at Clarence School in 1895 See Weston-super-Mare & District Family History Society (wsmfhs.org.uk
I am now in the process of sending the baton to Canford School in Dorset and still want to know more about W E TAYLOR as I know very little. The entry in the newspaper at the end is possibly is about a concert in December 1895 at which the baton may have been presented to Mr TAYLOR, but someone else was conducting a concert by the pupils of Clarence School the following year so he may not have stayed very long.
The school thinks he may have been
"W E Taylor FRCO who went on to become the organist at St Thomas Church, Manchester (c1912-1925) before going to St Sidwells Wesleyan Chapel, Exeter and then to St Mary Major, Exeter which he left in 1939. From 1926 he was the secretary of the Exeter Organists Association. He is not the William Edward Taylor FRCO (1867-1911) who was organists at Dunedin Cathedral in New Zealand for many years"
But, they are not sure about this and think that he may have been a peripatetic music teacher
The Royal College of Organists have this information about this man:
"William Edwin Taylor
Date of entry: 17 July 1925
Address (at entry?): 6 Clinton Ave, Exeter
Post (at entry?): St Sidwell's Wesleyan Church, Exeter
ARCO: Jan 1935
Resigned: 30 June 1968"
There are more resources online since 2008 so I am hoping that someone can help me identify him this time.
I am toying with the idea that he might be a William TAYLOR born in 1857 in Kidderminster where his father, Samuel TAYLOR was a Musician and music teacher and William is also a musician in Bristol in 1891.
Any suggestions will be welcome!