Winston Churchill in Daventry

Winston Churchill in Daventry
Winston Churchill in Daventry
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The nation has marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill in recent days.

Here is the famous politician in Daventry on June 25, 1945.

He was in town to campaign in the run up to the general election of that year, and was in Daventry to support the Conservative candidate Major Reginald Manningham-Buller – he can be seen sitting in the back seat of the car wearing glasses.

The Major had originally been elected in 1943 and served as a junior minister in Churchill’s government. He went on to become Attorney General and held the post at the time of the publication, in 1960, of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and eventually became Lord Chancellor.

His wife trained carrier pigeons that were used to gather aerial intelligence in the war, and his daughter Eliza was director general of MI5 between 2002 and 2007.