Winston Churchill’s grandson to visit Old Harlow location of famous speech

Politics / Fri 27th Nov 2015 at 12:20pm

IT has been fifty years since the Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Churchill passed away at the grand age of 90 on 24 January 1965. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death, his grandson, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames MP, will visit Harlow on Friday to see the Victoria Hall Theatre where Churchill spoke to his constituents.

Churchill was the Member of Parliament for Epping from 29 October 1924 to 5 July 1945. At the time, this constituency included Harlow within it’s boundaries. Churchill became Prime Minister in 1940 whilst he was the Member of Parliament for this area.

Robert Halfon MP said:

“Harlow is incredibly proud to have had Winston Churchill as our MP. I am very glad that the Civic Society celebrated this in 2013 with a plaque honouring Sir Winston Churchill on Victoria Hall Theatre where he addressed his constituents some years ago.

I was honoured to have been asked to unveil the commemoration in true British style by unveiling it from behind a Union Jack flag.

Winston Churchill notably spoke at Victoria Hall Theatre as a Parliamentary Candidate in 1924 about reducing taxation, tackling the cost of living, protecting public health care and pensions, dealing with the housing problem, the restoration of the penny postage and the provision of pensions for widows and children.

In the 50th Anniversary year of Winston Churchill’s death, it is a huge honour to have Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames MP coming to visit Victoria Hall Theatre.

Afterwards, he will be attending and speaking at the Harlow Conservatives Annual Churchillian Dinner.”

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