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TAYLOR, Mabel Mary

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Mabel Taylor, one of the Bradshaw's governesses, shocked the locals by wearing a divided skirt on horseback instead of riding side saddle as was customary for women in c1905.
Doris Bradshaw became a 'young lady' at age twelve and detested riding side saddle rather than astride.  In her book 'Alice on the Line' she describes Miss Taylor's new look as 'a daring innovation.'