• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF GOODWILL MESSAGES FROM ALL PARTS OF BRITAIN AND ABROAD POURED INTO THE LONDON HOME OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL TODAY (MONDAY) ON HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY.

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    THOUSANDS OF GOODWILL MESSAGES FROM ALL PARTS OF BRITAIN AND ABROAD POURED INTO THE LONDON HOME OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL TODAY (MONDAY) ON HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY. MAIL KEPT ARRIVING AT HIS HOME AT HYDE PARK ALL DAY, ALONG WITH GIFTS AND FLOWERS. HID BIRTHDAY CAKE WAS TWO FEET ACROSS AND WEIGHED 120 POUNDS.

    AMONG THE BOUQUETS HANDED IN AT THE DOOR WAS ONE FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH, CONSISTING OF LILIES AND FRESIAS. ANOTHER BOUQUET CAME FROM A LOCAL RIDING SCHOOL - DELIVERED CEREMONIOUSLY BY PONY AND BROUGHAM. A STATEMENT FROM SIR WINSTON SAID PEOPLE'S KIND THOUGHTS HAD GIVEN HIM "THE GREATEST PLEASURE".

    SIR WINSTON WAS REPORTED TO HAVE SPENT THE DAY QUIETLY. AMONG MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY WHO ARRIVED IN THE EVENING FOR THE DINNER WERE HIS SON, MR. RANDOLPH CHURCHILL, HIS DAUGHTER MARY, MARRIED TO THE FORMER CONSERVATIVE MINISTER, MR. CHRISTOPHER SOAMES, AND HIS ACTRESS DAUGHTER, SARAH.

    CROWDS WAITED OUTSIDE SIR WINSTON'S HOME ALL DAY, HOPING TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF HIM AND TO SEE DISTINGUISHED GUESTS AND VISITORS ARRIVE. AMONG VISITORS WAS THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD WILSON, WHO CALLED TO OFFER THE GOOD WISHES OF HIMSELF AND HIS GOVERNMENT. WHEN MR. WILSON CAME OUT HE TOLD NEWSMEN...

    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL'S 90TH BIRTHDAY ALSO DREW WIDE INTERNATIONAL NOTICE AND ACCLAIM, ON ALL LEVELS. IN FRANCE, THE ARTISTS OF MONTMARTRE, PARIS, HAD THEIR OWN CELEBRATIONS. UNDER A PORTRAIT PAINTED BY ONE OF THE ARTISTS, THEY CUT A CAKE CARRYING 90 CANDLES, AND LATER INVITED PASSERS-BY TO JOIN IN A BIRTHDAY TOAST.

    (IN THE UNITED STATES, PRESIDENT JOHNSON LED WORLD-WIDE CONGRATULATIONS BY PROCLAIMING TODAY "SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL DAY" IN HIS COUNTRY. MESSAGES WERE ALSO SENT BY POPE PAUL, PRESIDENT OF DE GAULLE OF FRANCE, PRESIDENT LUEBKE OF WEST GERMANY, AND MANY OTHER GOVERNMENTS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVABJN0UB8NWJ4SQC6KC65V65BAA
    Media URN:
    VLVABJN0UB8NWJ4SQC6KC65V65BAA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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