❉ Swindon Heritage have secured permission to install a blue plaque at the location of Swindon-born film icon Diana Dors’s birth.
On their website, Swindon Heritage write:
The international film star, larger-than-life celebrity and often under-rated actress, who was born Diana Mary Fluck in Swindon in 1931, came with her share of controversy, but we have always maintained our pride in her achievements, and claimed her not just as Diana, but our Diana.
Now we have re-affirmed our affection for her by making her the fourth subject in our project to install blue plaques to famous and heroic sons and daughters of Swindon.
The plaque will be installed at Diana’s birthplace, the former Haven Nursing Home in Old Town, Swindon, with the £380 cost of casting and installing the plaque being met by crowdfunding. Anyone can contribute here. We are hoping to unveil the plaque before Christmas; the exact location of the blue plaque will be revealed in due course.
❉ Hat-tip to @bohaynowell for drawing this story to our attention!