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The Northam house in which Mr John Henry Taylor, one of golf's most famous players was born, has been put on the market

10 July 1970 J H Taylor home for auction

The news coincides with the start of the 1970 British Open golf championship which he won five times and was runner-up six times.

Mr Taylor, who died in 1963 at the age of 91, began his career as a caddie on the Westward Ho! links. The house, No. 22 Castle Street, Northam, bears a plaque on the wall near the front door, erected by the Artisan Golfers' Association (of which he was founder member and president), giving details of his notable career.Mr Leslie Bosher, of the North Devon firm of Leslie Bosher and Co. Ltd, which is handling the sale, said the sale was expected to cause nationwide interest, especially among golfers.

The auction will take place on the 29th of this month.

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