Sarah Trimmer and her Daughters

Next meeting of Hounslow and District History Society

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Sarah Trimmer and Her Daughters: Pioneers in Educating the Poor of Brentford is the subject of the meeting, after the Annual General Meeting, of the Hounslow and District History Society on 24 April 2018 at the United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow, TW3 1UL at 7.45pm. The speaker is Andrea Cameron, Vice-President and local historian.

Sarah Trimmer (née Kirby) was born in Ipswich but moved with her parents to Kew when her father was appointed Drawing Master to Prince George, the future King George III.

Marriage to James Trimmer led to Sarah setting up home in Brentford where she gave birth to 12 children whom she educated. As adults, some of them taught the poor children of Brentford.

In 1807 a school, now listed, was built next to St. George’s Church. She died in 1811. Her youngest son was the vicar of St. Leonard’s Church, Heston for 54 years and he was a life-long friend of Turner, the artist.

Non-members of the Society are welcome. Tea or coffee and biscuits will be available after the Annual General Meeting.

Everyone is welcome. Non-members are charged £2.00 which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.

April 16, 2018

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