"first we shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us".

Winston Churchill.

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HISTORICAL BACKDROP

 

Defeat of Spanish Armada - July 28th 1588.

Sir Francis Drake (1540 - 96) took a major part in the defeat of the Spanish Armada. His monument is on Plymouth Hoe.


The Battle of Blenheim - 13th August 1704.

It took this nation only a few months to realise the debt that was owed to Marlborough after this victory. It was expressed by the gift to him of Blenheim Palace which was begun within a year of the victory and took over 17 years to build.


The Battle of Trafalgar - 21st October 1805.

It took the nation 25 years to realise that Nelson's great victories should be properly commemorated with a national monument. This time it was to be to the benefit of the people. Thus a large site near Charing Cross - known as King's Mews - was cleared in 1830 and named Trafalgar Square in 1835.


The Battle of Waterloo - 18th June 1815.

Within two years of this great victory, the Government, on behalf of the people, instructed Parliamentary Commissioners to purchase the country estate Stratfield Saye and also Apsley House, Hyde Park, London (known ever since as No.1 London). The Government then presented them to the Duke of Wellington in gratitude for his services to the country.


Battle of Britain - June to November 1940.

In 1960 the public subscribed 5 million pounds to build Churchill College Cambridge and a lesser sum to endow the Churchill Travelling Scholarship Scheme. Both these institutions - worthy as they are - cater for only a tiny and privileged minority - thus . .

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50 years after the Battle of Britain

and Churchill's great wartime leadership.

THE

CHURCHILL SOCIETY,

London

 

IS TO SEEK HELP, BOTH IN THIS COUNTRY AND OVERSEAS, FROM THOSE WHO DESIRE TO JOIN WITH US TO RAISE SUFFICIENT MONEY OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS TO BUILD

CHURCHILL HOUSE

ON THE SITE OF THE DISUSED ADMIRALTY BUNKER ON THE LEFT SIDE OF HORSE GUARDS

PARADE GROUND OPPOSITE

ST JAMES PARK.

 

IT IS TO BE A GRACIOUS AND DISTINGUISHED

BUILDING OF THE FINEST TRADITIONAL QUALITY AND WILL EXPRESS PUBLIC THANKSGIVING FOR VICTORY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR OF GREAT BRITAIN AND HER ALLIES.

 

IT WILL ALSO COMMEMORATE

THE ENDING OF THE COLD WAR

The variety of activities planned to take place in

 

CHURCHILL HOUSE

 

will be designed in a gracious manner so that they never fail to be an expression of our

 

GRATITUDE, REMEMBRANCE, LOVE, AND THE HIGH HONOUR IN WHICH WE HOLD THE MEMORIES OF

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL

K.G., P.C., O.M.

and

ALL THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE WARS OF THE 20th CENTURY.

 

The building will remind both present and future generations of the appalling sufferings of those engaged in the fight to re-establish

 

GOOD OVER EVIL

 

KINDNESS OVER CRUELTY

 

LIBERTY OVER ENSLAVEMENT

 

It will also commemorate the lifelong grief of the surviving relatives of those died or were injured in those wars.

 

CHURCHILL HOUSE,

London.

When completed will belong to the public

and we hope will be the Head Offices of both the

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

and

THE CHURCHILL SOCIETY

 

It will possess a fine library and reading room and will encourage the revival of the Fine Arts and Crafts by displaying free of charge in the Entrance Hall, the work of today's painters, cabinet makers, needle workers, silver and goldsmiths; the work of sculptors, porcelain and glass workers, of wrought iron craftsmen, bookbinders, horologists, musical instrument makers and all the modern crafts.

In the Banqueting Hall, Orchestras and Brass Bands from all over the world will be invited to perform free of charge: the aim being to introduce and encourage new ensembles, conductors and soloists; but they will have to introduce into their concerts an attractive new work by an unknown composer (composers suffer more than any other artists, being wholly unable these days to get performances of their works and unlike painters, are unable to display their compositions upon park railings!

 

CHURCHILL HOUSE

 

WILL HAVE A DINING ROOM AND REFECTORY FOR

THE USE OF VISITORS.

 

 

...................Ladybird.

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Churchill Bust

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THE CHURCHILL MUSIC.



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