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Jeremy Taylor (20th March 2016) 

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It was with great sadness that we received the tragic news that Jeremy Taylor had passed away, just five months after his beloved wife Beatriz had died.

Jeremy will leave a void with his many friends in the Orotava Valley. We of course extend our deepest condolences to his three children, Hugo, Christian and Tyler.

Jeremy arrived in Tenerife  in the early 1970s taking up a post as English teacher at the British Yeoward school in Puerto de la Cruz. Previously he had worked in Peru and prior to that had started his working life in the theatre world of the West End, befriending many well known actors such as Helena Bonham Carter and David

Jacoby. On leaving the B.Y.S. he joined the only English language newspaper (at that time) the “Tenerife News” bringing his beautifully written, controversial articles to enrich Tenerife´s oldest English publication.

He wrote four history books on general world history, Jeremy didn´t need to sign his articles as one would know immediately that he had written it. His style was unique and always humorous. He also started off his famous trouser lunches with his many friends, meeting for lunch at different homes. This tradition will be continued and a toast will always be drunk to his memory.

R.I.P. good friend.