An editorial on the Sunday, March 28 editon of Guardian Online talks about the plight of Kidderminster Hospital and briefly mentions Robert’s involvement:
“Kidderminster exploded. The anger intensified when a local man had a heart attack. He was alive when the ambulance passed the dark wards and operating theatres of Kidderminster Hospital, but dead by the time the ambulance reached Worcester. Every trick was tried to make Tony Blair come to the aid of Worcester Woman. Hospital Concern, a pressure group, formed after mass demonstrations, realised the Prime Minister was a child of the progressive-rock generation and that Robert Plant, former lead singer of Led Zeppelin, lived nearby.
Plant wrote to the PM asking him to come to the town and hear its people’s concerns. ‘I am certainly a Led Zeppelin fan.’ Blair replied. ‘I would be delighted to come if my diary allows it and my diary secretary will be in touch if we can arrange something. I can’t tell you how many memories of you I have.’
Blair never came….”
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