Recently, a note appeared in the Daily Telegraph critical of the restored gravestone of Sir Winston at Bladon. Randolph Churchill responded to the Daily Telegraph and we reprint that response here. The Churchill Society referred to by the Telegraph has no relation to the Churchill Centre or its affiliate Churchill Societies in Canada.
I refer to your article of 5 January entitled “Churchill Stone Vulgar”. This is a complete travesty and Sir Winston’s grave and the other family graves were repaired and the area around them was properly landscaped at the same time to ensure the whole setting befitted my great grandfather. Bladon Church kindly arranges to place fresh flowers on the grave and the whole area is regularly maintained. Our family does not recognise the organisation that have been in contact with you and the memory of Sir Winston and his achievements is upheld by the Churchill Centre, Churchill Museum at the Cabinet War Rooms, Churchill College Cambridge and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Crockham Hill, Kent”