A Star Twinkled over Lavenham

In 1786, Isaac Taylor, an engraver, lived in this house, known as Shilling Grange, in Lavenham, Suffolk, England.

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His daughters, Jane and Ann, wrote poetry. Gazing out the tiny attic window, Jane saw a star and wrote a poem. Here’s the first verse:

Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are;
Up above the world do high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

Do you think Jane had any idea on that night centuries ago that one day every English-speaking kid on the planet would memorize her poem?

Lavenham is a quaint village a few miles south of Woolpit. To get to it, you travel country lanes that meander through picturesque vistas.

Much of the architecture in Lavenham dates back to the 1300s.

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A market cross marks the spot where a market was authorized by the crown to be held. A market was authorized on this spot in Lavenham in the mid 1200s.

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