Hundreds of visitors flocked to Chartwell Manor, May 18, when Sir Winston Churchill opened the gardens of his picturesque Kent home to the public, to help the cause of World Refugee Year.
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CU PAN..Postcard reproduction of Winston Churchill's paintings.
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SV Lady Churchill waves from window
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Background: Hundreds of visitors flocked to Chartwell Manor, May 18, when Sir Winston Churchill opened the gardens of his picturesque Kent home to the public, to help the cause of World Refugee Year.
Sir Winston's standard as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, flying atop the Manor, indicated that he was "at home". Early callers met Lady Churchill as she walked through the grounds and stopped to talk to them. Sir Winston appeared later, acknowledged the cheers of welcome and caused to say: "I hope you all have a lovely day." Then he entered his car and drove away.
Chartwell Manor - said to have been built in the reign of Edward III - has been added to by successive generations. With its 82 acres of garden, woodland and fields sloping gently down to a number of lakes, it was bought by Sir Winston Churchill in 1922. the Marlborough Pavilion, on a corner of the lawn, is decorated with a fine bas-relief frieze, the work of Major John Churchill, Sir Winston's nephew. Sir Winston himself has done a good deal of the landscape gardening, and the artificial lake and waterfall are typical examples of his handiwork.