January 27, 2015

Sir Winston Churchill: Our Saviour, My Boss

As the 50th anniversary of the death of Britain’s wartime leader approaches, Lord Carington - the last surviving member of Winston Churchill's government - tells Victoria Lambert of the man, his moods and a life unparalleled in history.



The call came when Peter Carington was standing in a field in Buckinghamshire shooting partridges. ''It was late October 1951, the day after the general election,’’ he recalls with clarity. ''A man on a bicyc...

January 24, 2015

Winston Churchill’s funeral 50 years ago gave rise to unprecedented scenes of public mourning - and the conviction that Britain would never be the same again


Mourners file past the flag-draped coffin of Sir Winston Churchill  Photo: Hulton/Getty



The death of Sir Winston Churchill marked the finale of an epoch in British history that had been as glorious as it was long.


Churchill’s passing at 8am that Saturday morning – 50 years ago this week – at his home in Hyde Park Gate in London...

January 23, 2015




          Anyone reading this knows where he was on September 11, 2001. A diminishing number remember where they were on January 30, 1965—the day we said farewell to Winston Churchill. (He died fifty years ago, January 24, 1965.)


For me it was a life-changing experience. Suddenly, unforgettably, on my flickering, black and white TV screen in New York City, the huge void of Westminster Abbey filled with The Battle Hym...

January 23, 2015

Isle of Man Post Office has launched a collection of stamps to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill on January 2. The full collection can be viewed here