Chartwell: home of Sir Winston Churchill – another ‘jolly.’

They don’t make them like that anymore. Chartwell is a place I have long wished to visit. Kevin

Jane Risdon

Churchilll's Golden Wedding (c) Jane Risdon 2016Buying Chartwell for  Churchill (c) Jane Risdon 2016

Chartwell from the rear (c)Jane Risdon 2016Chartwell from the rear (c)Jane Risdon 2016

Churchill's home (c) Jane Risdon 2016                 (c) Jane Risdon 2016

Late September I was fortunate enough to visit Chartwell, home of Sir Winston Churchill.

‘Some day, some year, there will be old men and women whose pride it will be to say “I lived in Churchill’s time”.’ The Evening Standard on the day of Churchill’s funeral.

A friend’s father – in the Navy at the time – was one of the men to carry Churchill’s coffin to the train for his final journey to Bladen, Oxfordshire, where he is buried.

(c) Jane Risdon 2016(c) Jane Risdon 2016

Churchill lived at Chartwell with his family from 1922 until his death in 1965. In common with most people he moved home several times during his life-time, progressing gradually to a larger and grander property as circumstances and his…

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