HAVRE DES PAS, CEYLON HOUSE, FREDERICK DELIUS (1862-1934) (Composer)
("Ceylon House", Havre des Pas)
Born the son of a wealthy Prussian industrialist who had settled in Bradford, he was first inspired by music hearing the Negroes sing on the orange plantations he managed in, Florida. He then went to Leipzig for 3 years to study music professionally. After marrying he lived in Grez-Sur Loing but travelled extensively. He spent most of July 1890 in 'Ceylon House', Havre des Pas and wrote to his friend, Greig, 'Jersey is very beautiful and there is good bathing. I have lodgings near the beach and am also doing some work.' For more information on Frederick (Fritz) Delius please click here. (opens in new window). The plaque reads:- "THE COMPOSER FRITZ DELIUS 1862-1934 STAYED IN THIS HOUSE"