Blood, sweat and beers: Fight to save Churchill pub
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL would be pleased by the ‘we will never give in’ spirit being shown by villagers battling to save the pub where he ‘learned to drink’.
His great-grandson Randolph Churchill is backing campaigners trying to raise £495,000 to buy The White House in Bladon, Oxfordshire, which has gone on the market. Sir Winston was born at nearby Blenheim Palace and is buried in Bladon churchyard.
‘Our family is very proud of our association with Bladon and the love and care the community gives towards my great-grandfather’s resting place,’ says Randolph. The ‘Save Our Pub’ plans, he adds, ‘very much have our family blessing’.