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THE DIXIE GRAMMAR SCHOOL
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Founded 1984
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Peter Loseby, a former Committee Member and active supporter of DGSA, in his capacity as a member of the Market Bosworth Society was invited, by the management of the Bosworth Hall Hotel, to give a talk to their guests and visitors tracing the Dixie Line from 1589 through 1975. The talk was part of the hotel's contribution to Tourism Week. Amongst the audience was Lady Caroline Dixie who afterwards congratulated Peter on a fascinating talk about her family's history.

You can read a transcript of Peter’s talk by clicking here.

THE IDIOSYNCRATIC DIXIES 1589 – 1975

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Reunion 2021 YES! The planning goes on even in “Lockdown” situations.

We are determined it will be STUNNING!

EIGHTY YEARS AGO! But we still remember him.

In November 1940 former Dixie pupil Herbert Black died from injuries sustained when his aircraft was shot down over Ashford, in Kent, during the Battle of Britain.

Every year, since 2006 when Herbert’s story was brought to our attention, a poppy wreath has been placed on his grave in St. Denys’s churchyard, Ibstock in memory of his sacrifice. This short ceremony is usually attended by  six or seven present day pupils and staff from the School but this year this was not possible due to Covid-19 restrictions. Just two members of the DGSA Committee were there to tidy the grave and say a few prayers to pay respect on behalf of our members.

The full story of Herbert’s life and tragic death is available in the DGSA Archive at our Reunion and by contacting the Archivist via the “Contact Us” link above.

Several of our members are featured in this fascinating little booklet which been kindly donated to our Archive by the author.

You can read this  splendid collection of memories by clicking on this link or by looking for the copy at our Reunion.

Click here.