During a visit
to Chartwell in 2017, Jenny Davis my neighbour came across this
painting by Winston Churchill
I can only assume, Winston used the newspaper image as the draft
for his painting.
From the previous page, we know that
Winston Churchill painted the Chambers Fire in 1928
Rumour has it, that on a visit to
the local area, Winston made a detour to visit Bures.
The Fire at Bures, Suffolk
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill,
KG, DL, OM, CH, PC, MP (Woodstock 1874 - London 1965)
Art / Oil paintings
Oil on canvas
National Trust Collections
<<Courtesy of National Trust
What is even more intreaguing, is
the Press Cutting from the Suffolk Free Press dated 23rd July 2017
An 80-year-old vintage taxi with
a unique place in the history of Sudbury will make its first public
appearance in decades at Newton Green next month. The six-cylinder,
16-horsepower Austin taxi was once used by Elsie Elliston in order
to transport King George VI and Winston Churchill to private war-time
engagements in the Sudbury area.
Elsie took King George VI
from Sudbury railway station to Acton airfield when he came to visit
injured servicemen, and carried Winston Churchill when he came to
the area during the war.
So did "Winnie" really
visit Bures ?