Around Easter 1934, the villagers of Fazeley were saddened to hear of the sudden death of Bobby Peel from peritonitis. He was their favourite son and was mourned by everyone.
From 1925 when Drayton manor was closed down, he came to live at the Swiss lodge, Fazeley and he was a popular local figure.
Almost immediately after his death, the vault of Sir Edmund Peel, Baronet and MP and brother of Prime Minister Sir Robert, was opened up. It was situated just inside the gate of the churchyard at Drayton Bassett. The unsealing of the vault was carried out by two of four bricklaying brothers named Price.