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    Posted 4 years ago

    Phatbuddha
    (220 items)

    This was a amazing find at the dump, I got this from a house clearance load, it belonged to a women who worked for Winston Churchill as a cook and her husband was a Butler at 10 Downing Street in the 1940’s

    She would write to her son who was in the war, she would write to him daily and fill him in in what she has been up to at work and most importantly tell him what Churchill Was up to, where he was and about his Health.
    I’m still reading though the letters as their is over two hundred.

    In one of the letters she tells her son that she had a bad fell and hurt herself, so when she got to the Churchills for work that day they took care of her, they made her a hot bath and some brandy and then made her a boiler egg and tea.

    They are a great insight on Winston Churchill at that time.

    I will post some of the letters on here soon.

    The third photo is me at the antiques road show. they loved the pieces I took in to show them and I got to be on the telly, you have to watch it to find out how much The valuation was, lol

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    Comments

    1. lzenglish lzenglish, 4 years ago
      Great find, of one of my favorite people of all time!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Wonderful Churchill keepsakes
    3. IVAN49 IVAN49, 4 years ago
      Write a book based on letters.
      From her perspective, and try to connect dates they were written with actual events. Worth trying.
      This is a rare piece of history.
    4. Tigra, 4 years ago
      This is so interesting. I agree with Ivan49, publish the letters, it's absolutely amazing!
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Wow, what a find!
    6. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 4 years ago
      Wow, what an amazing find, so glad you found this and saved it from the dump!
      I can't wait to read some of the letters.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      AMAZING!!!
      Agree with above comments about writing a book based the letters!
      Sadly, we don't have access to Antique Roadshow in France :-(
    8. Collectables59 Collectables59, 4 years ago
      Excellent piece of British history. Great post. Neil
    9. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 4 years ago
      Thanks for all your comments, it’s one of my best finds.
      I’m still going though the letters so il post some of them soon.
      It’s a shame you can’t put photos in the comments.
    10. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 4 years ago
      Congrats... Wow!
    11. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Great find! Sorry I missed this post! Enjoy your new treasure!

      Michael

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