John Sharrock Taylor

John Sharrock Taylor

Writer, Genealogist & Patient Choir Basher


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Reply John S Taylor
3:09 AM on February 11, 2017 
Have a look at 'NEW CHILDREN'S STORY'. This is a new genre for me. Like all my stuff the story is (fairly) factual and is based on our recent Christmas visit to my son and family in Minnesota. Riley the dog behaves exactly as described and the sinister red squirrel actually did appear at the window. I couldn't resist including Betty Crocker and General Mills.
Reply John S Taylor
11:22 PM on October 2, 2016 
Once again, this column has been left disgracefully derelict until another tome has been decanted upon an unsuspecting public. Please read Six Steps from Wigan Pier. I need the money (running out of peanuts, which is all my literary efforts ever earn).
Reply John S Taylor
11:38 AM on March 28, 2014 
Nice to hear from you. I was busy with the book (below) and multiple choral stuff and got out of the forum habit. I also find the latest TES 'improvements' unattractive. The old system where you could see the current topics at a glance was much more fun.
Reply oldgit
9:48 AM on March 28, 2014 
Haven't seen you on the TES boards recently. Hope all's OK.
Reply John S Taylor
2:34 AM on December 16, 2013 
'In and Around Wigan Through Time' was submitted a fortnight ago and I have already reviewed the proofs. The publishers tell me the book will be released in February.

The Richard III Requiem and the Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols safely completed Val and I are looking forward to some Christmas R&R with Will, Mariska and Jaya in Breda. I may even have time to finish writing up 'Minnesota, Fall 2013' some of which appears in our Christmas Robin 2013 (see the sidebar).

A Merry Christmas to All from the Taylors of Cortijo del Rector.
Reply John S Taylor
10:54 PM on September 29, 2013 
Having just logged on to quash a spammer I've noticed what I wrote in August. Over the past month or so I have made major alterations to the site largely prompted by the publication of 'No Baboons in India'. There is a lot going on at present. I am just back from UK after taking hundreds of photos from which I shall select 90 for 'Wigan Through Time' which has been commissioned by Amberley Books. Next week my choral group La Vid y La Vida sings a choral requiem for King Richard III and two days later we fly to New York to set out on a drive to Minneapolis via my Michigan cousins whom we'll be meeting for the first time.
Reply John Sharrock Taylor
1:06 AM on August 26, 2013 
Good to see you, Carl. I have disgracefully neglected my website of late but I'm making a determined effort to update it, if only to avoid the wrath of my publishers.
Reply Carl Gavin
8:04 AM on August 24, 2013 
So interesting to read all of this after communicating with you for such a time on the TES. greetings from Bangkok
Reply John S Taylor
12:30 AM on May 12, 2013 
I have been thinking about you so there must be telepathy at work. We are currently at Will's place in Breda, Holland, for our granddaughter Jaya's second birthday. Recently back from Wigan and, among other things our first reunión with James and Christine for 30 years. Good to see the Latics triumphing and the generosity of Man Utd supporters in acknowledging a better team. Will mail you for a proper catch-up after 20/05 when I return to Spain.
Reply Audrey
11:42 PM on May 11, 2013 
Greetings from WA.
This may be my second message for the day but when I emailed via contact there was aresponse that the form was not active.
After the Latics great win in the FA Cup I felt that I must contact a fellow Wiganer to rejoice. I do not follow or enjoy watching football. This is probably because I don.t understand the intricacies of the game. Nevertheless it was a great win for Wigan sadly though they may well be relegated from the Premier League.
I hope all is well with you.