Adele Dixon again...

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Adele Dixon again...

Postby Viewmaster » Mon May 14, 2007 11:34 pm

This is off topic, but some here are interested in the 1936 opening of TV in the UK and Adele Dixon, who sang the opening song, which some of you enjoyed when I gave the link to it in another thread.
So, If the Moderator will indulge me........

I found out recently that a hospital ward in the Chelsea and Westminster hospital had been named after Adele Dixon and I wondered why. I emailed the hospital yesterday and here is part of their reply....

"She never had a TV set. She is reported to have said, " I have no desire to have one. I much prefer the radio. It is more intelligent."
In Aug 1928, Miss Dixon married Ernest Schwaiger, a rare stone specialist
for Cartier. He who died in 1976.

Adele Dixon lived for more than 40 years in Queen's Gate Place, Kensington.
She moved to Manchester in 1986.

When she died in 1992 she left £273,000 for the provision of services to the elderly at St. Mary Abbots which was one of the hospitals intergrated with Chelsea and Westminster hospital.

The official opening of the Adele Dixon ward was carried out by Lady Delfont, who was a childhood friend of Miss Dixon and who starred opposite her at the London Palladium, in October, 1995.

So, there we are, a little bit more history linked to Alexandra Palace.

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Postby Stephen » Mon May 14, 2007 11:43 pm

This is very interesting, Albert. Thanks for the post.
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Postby DrZarkov » Mon May 14, 2007 11:57 pm

Thank you, Albert. Indeed interesting. I think such stories belong to our hobby, they are like the salt in the soup to make it living history.
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Postby Klaas Robers » Tue May 15, 2007 2:41 am

But I think no direct family of Grant Dixon......
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