Beeston has an impressive heritage and I am so proud to be a Beeston champion especially when invited to another unveiling. So many Blue Plaques!
The unveiling of the Blue Plaque by Mayor of Broxtowe Cllr Derek Burnett BEM to commemorate the visit of Mahatma Gandhi to this house on 17 October 1931. — at Linden Grove, Beeston Rylands.
Far Right: Lord Mayor of Broxtowe Cllr Derek Burnett BEM and his wife together with Sarah Hume and little Joshua, and myself beneath the Blue Plaque. — at Linden Grove, Beeston Rylands.
Gandhi had lunch at our Beeston home - From Nottingham Evening Post
Mahatma Gandhi blue plaque unveiling at Linden Grove, Beeston Rylands with Peter and Sarah Hume, new house owners and parents of little Joshi. A blue plaque has been unveiled on a Beeston house to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi visiting 87 years ago.
(picture) Plaque commemorating Gandhi’s visit to visit his nephew Joshi 17 October 1931 who was residing there while student experience working at Ericssons, Beeston Rylands.
The Indian activist, who died in 1944, visited the Beeston site in 1931.
He met his nephew, JV Joshi, a student at Nottingham University, and called at his lodgings in Linden Grove, Beeston Rylands.
The Nottingham Evening Post, now Nottinghamshire Live, reported Gandhi’s arrival at the time, saying a crowd of women and children had gathered to meet him.
Gandhi was reported as smiling continually while visiting his nephew who had moved into the Beeston Rylands home as he was lodging with a family there while he was on placement at Ericssons.
The current owners of the house, Peter, 35, and Sarah Hume, 35, discovered the history after moving into the area in 2017. The couple even had a special connection with the site as they had named their son Joshua who is often referred to as Joshi.
Mr Hume said: "We were really excited to find out the local history story after moving into our new home, and the connection in names with our beautiful baby." The plaque was put up during during a ceremony on Wednesday morning and Matt Turpin who works for the Nottingham City of Literature said it was a great addition to the area. He said: "The couple moved into the house and learnt about the history and by complete
coincidence their son was also called Jushua. Legend has it that when Gandhi visited, nobody was
allowed to cheer as he was thought to be a
controversial person who had been in prison so
everybody stood in silence but they did doth their
caps as a mark of respect.