The Taylor Maids – History by Zoom

The Taylor Maids

Taylor Maids recognised with Plaque
Home of Jane & Anne Taylor

The “Taylor Maids” referred to are, of course, Ann & Jane Taylor, authors of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.   They lived in West Stockwell Street in the 1800’s and Peter Jones of the Local History Group will be talking about them at their next meeting.

Zoom In & Enjoy

Because of the continued uncertainty about COVID-19, this meeting will not take place in the Orpen Hall but will, instead, take place on Zoom.  Taking place at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 9th September, you do not have to be a member of the group to attend; simply contact the group’s Secretary, Gill Poole, at [email protected].

Fee Goes Toward a Statue for the Taylors

It is normal for speakers to receive a fee; in this instance, however, the fee will be donated towards a statue of the sisters.  The project to create this statue is being led by Sir Bob Russell mostly through his popular history walks around Colchester.  Sir Bob has already commissioned a small scale model of what will eventually become a life-size replica:

Ann & Jane TaylorTwinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are!

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are!