Tag Archives: Winston Churchill

Purley schoolboy who reached for the sky in Battle of Britain

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: The Minster archives are full of accounts of those who gave their lives in the world wars. DAVID MORGAN recounts the story of one, a fighter pilot who just might have been memorialised in a famous movie While … Continue reading

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How a search for a new life ended in wartime death in the Sinai

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM:  One hundred and three years on from the first Remembrance Day, DAVID MORGAN has been researching the archives at Croydon Minster for more records of those lost in what was supposed to be ‘the war to … Continue reading

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It is time for some difficult conversations, not virtue signalling

KEN TOWL on a tale of two (or is it three? Or four?) online petitions “What, another one?” is my default reaction these days to online petitions. There seem to be more of them than ever, perhaps a symptom of … Continue reading

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Call to remove Churchill mural puts Labour council on spot

Council leader Tony Newman doesn’t tend to enjoy having his judgement called into question, but a councillor-backed petition to remove the image of the wartime leader from the side of a town centre building appears to do just that, as … Continue reading

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Churchill statue model expected to fetch £10,000 at auction

The artist’s trial model of the sculpture of Sir Winston Churchill which sits on the village green at Westerham is to be offered at auction in Selsdon next month. Television antiques expert Catherine Southon will be staging her latest auction … Continue reading

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Churchill’s spectacles for sale at Farleigh Christmas auction

A pair of spectacles belonging to Churchill – the wartime Prime Minister, not the insurance company’s nodding dog – are the highlight lot in the latest auction to be staged at Farleigh Golf Club next month, on December 6 (with … Continue reading

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Rejoice! Croydon North’s Labour MP is awarded the OBN

Many sincere congratulations to June Rixson, the Croydon lollipop lady whose public service was recognised yesterday when  she was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s birthday honours. Let’s just hope that Rixson and her school crossing patrol colleagues … Continue reading

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Croydon Tory members urged to attend Thatcher funeral

It has been called “a state funeral on the sly”, and Wednesday’s £10 million-worth of ceremonies for Baroness Thatcher has even been decried by a senior columnist in the Daily Torygraph. What is becoming increasingly clear is that David Cameron, … Continue reading

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Weekend rambles: Chartwell, Churchill and two more hills

After a couple of easier walks to get you ready, this week WALKER DUNELM’s ramblings along the Greensand Way takes you beyond Limpsfield and the M25 to hills around Chartwell, the wartime home of Sir Winston Churchill This is a … Continue reading

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