Rather interesting Brixham facts
Did you know that the Hymn "Abide with Me" was written in the garden of the Berryhead Hotel in Brixham by Henry Francis Lyte in 1847? Kelso -born cleric Lyte was months from death, asthma and bronchitis slowly weakening him. The hymn has become a British institution , sung at FA Cup Finals since 1927; and reputedly played by the Titanic’s Band as the ship sank beneath the waves – Edith Cavell too is said to have sung it as her German firing squad took aim.
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