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
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.