Taylor Alfred

by Peter Hall and Geoff Pillinger

Alfred “Fred” J Taylor

Position: Forward






Honours: Somerset

Debut game: 15th November 1890 v Bristol   22nd September 1890 v ??

Final game: 17th April 1897 v Gloucester

Number of Appearances: 5

Career details:

Joined the Club in the late 1890s

Captain of the “A” XV in 1900/1901 when 19 matches were played, 14 won, 4 drawn and only 1 lost. Points for 180 points against 34 a record which has never been equalled.

Fred Taylor was “as grand and fine a dribbler with a rugby ball as has been seen for years” (Bath Chronicle 1928).

He was selected for the 1st XV on numerous occasions and also capped for Somerset but preferred playing for his beloved “A” XV.

Joined the Management Committee on retiring from the game and was also a Director and Secretary for a time of the Bath Recreation Ground Company

His wide knowledge of the game and his business ability were a great asset to the Club.

In civil life he was a brilliant architect and for many years City Architect for Bath Corporation.

His daughter, Molly (who became Mrs R A Gerrard) inherited his love of rugby football was a member of the Management Committee and the first woman ever to be a President of a first class club.

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