Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Davey Graham was born at Bosworth Hall


When I visited Bosworth Hall in Market Bosworth - there it is above - I wrote:
The Dixie family fortune was lost in the 19th century, and the house and estate were sold in the 1880s to pay gambling debts. After the estate had changed hands a few times, it was bought by Leicestershire County Council and became a hospital - Bosworth Park Infirmary - in 1931. 
When the hospital closed in the 1980s, it was converted in the Bosworth Hall Hotel.
What I didn't is that the great guitarist Davey Graham was born at Bosworth Park Infirmary. There is even a plaque on the building commemorating the fact.

I learnt this, my Trivial Fact of the Day, from a page on Hinckley Past & Present. It lists all the blue plaques in that part of Leicestershire. (If you know of any more, please let them know.)

Davey Graham? You know, Anji...

2 comments:

Keith Watts said...

Davey Graham drove the dog van in Z-cars

Jonathan Calder said...

Is that a euphemism?