CHARTWELL / IGHTHAM MOTE - 15-16/08/06
Photographs from the family home of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and Ightham Mote in Kent taken back in August 06 are included in this latest page update.
|Sir Winston Churchill who lived from 1874 to 1965 is best known as the Prime Minister who led Britain to victory in World War Two although the Churchill family home reveals much more about the man who also left a legacy of paintings and writing, including winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. He lived in the house from 1924 until his death.|
|Churchill was twice Prime Minister, from 1940 until 1945 and again from 1951 until 1955. In 1947 Chartwell was bought by a group of Churchill's friends so he could remain living there, it was presented to the National Trust who opened it to the public in 1966, a year after his death.|
|Dogs are permitted on short leads in the gardens which include the golden rose walk, water garden and and there are also walks in the surrounding countryside with great views across the Weald of Kent to Sussex.|
|A day after the sunshine experienced at Chartwell a misty scene greets us at nearby Ightham Mote, a 14th century medieval moated manor house. Ightham is home to the only Grade I listed dog kennel, (centre photo) which was once home to a St. Bernard named Dido.|