Frank Hall, now 91, was a verger at the parish Church of St. Martin’s, Bladon. He was responsible for looking after the gravesite of Sir Winston Churchill, including the flowers left by mourners. These photographs are from his private collection. Shortly after the burial, some of the hundreds of thousands of those who came to pay their respects file down from the lichgate of St Martin’s churchyardSenator Robert F. Kennedy pays his respects at Sir Winston’s still-pristine grave. Behind the place where he stands there is now a tribute to Sir Winston erected by the Danish Resistance.Lady Churchill writes to Frank Hall to thank him for his serviceThe original gravestone that was replaced when Lady Churchill died and was buried with her husbandThe gravesite in preparation for the day of the funeral
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