109 High Street Cowes is currently the fantastic Shoreline, they sell gifts, greeting cards, as well as offering picture framing, trophy engraving and key cutting. Numbers 108 (now TM Taylors) and 109 were inhabited by the Taylor family for a great many years. Father Robert Taylor worked next door at number 108 as a grocer, builder, and coal merchant, son William as a carpenter and daughter Emily (Rowe) had a stationery business.
Another of Robert’s sons, Thomas Mackford Ta
This is Benzie, the wonderful famous international jewellers at Number 61, High Street, Cowes. The business has been at these premises for nearly 160 years.
Famous for jewel encrusted maritime jewellery and ships clocks there were branches at Bond Street, London and New York. The Royal Warrants held by Benzie are: H. M. King George V., in 1910; H. M. the Queen, 1912; H. M. King Edward, 1901; H. M. Queen Alexandra, 1901; H. M. Queen Victoria, 1885; H. R. H. the Prince of Wal