Chartwell Visit

We visited Chartwell in Kent at the weekend, the house where Winston Churchill lived with his family for most of his adult life. It’s now a National Trust property, and the house, studio, gardens and estate are open to the public for part of the year to visit. The layout of the house was how it would have looked during the 1920s, and the studio has a display of many pictures painted by Churchill himself. I can definitely recommend it as somewhere to visit, and hope we can go back in the summer when it will be a better time to see the gardens.

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Amazing Colour Video of London, 1927

This video from London in 1927 is well worth a look, the problem I always find with black and white pictures and videos is that they never seem quite real.  Colour pictures and video has so much more life – it’s amazing  to see horse-drawn vehicles passing slowly over Tower Bridge, and how differently people dressed back  then.  It’s poignant to see people laying flowers at the Cenotaph, just 9 years after the end of the 1st World War.

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