July 24, 2015

Finest Hour 166, Winter 2015

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Churchill Grave 2014-163 optWithin view of Churchill’s birthplace, Blenheim Palace, the churchyard of St. Martin’s, in the village of Bladon, is the final resting place of Sir Winston Churchill and the members of his immediate family—parents, brother, wife, children and grandson. A service of commemoration will take place at the family gravesite on the final day of this year’s 32nd International Churchill Conference.

Churchill Grave 2014-134 optThe site of a church since at least the twelfth century, the present structure was completed in 1804 with materials paid for by the 4th Duke of Marlborough. A new stained glass window commemorating Churchill’s life will soon be added: see back cover for details.

Above: Jennie JeromeAbove: Jennie JeromeAbove: Randolph S. Churchill Above: Randolph S. Churchill “In the stillness of a winter evening, in the presence of family and a few friends, Winston Churchill was committed to English earth, which in his finest hour he held inviolate.”
—Churchill Taken From the Diaries of Lord Moran

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The graves of Churchill’s mother Jennie and his son Randolph flank that of Lord Randolph. The ashes of daughters Diana, Sarah and Mary are also at Bladon, along with those of son-in-law Christopher Soames.
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