Churchyard of St Martin’s, Bladon

The churchyard of St Martin’s, Bladon, Oxfordshire, contains the last resting place of one of the towering figures of the Twentieth Century, a scion of the Marlborough family of neighbouring Blenheim Palace.

Winston Spencer Churchill:-

Churchill's Grave, St Martin's, Bladon

And of his wife Clemmy:-

Churchill's Grave Inscription

Just opposite the grave is this homage to Churchill from the Danish Resistance:-

Danish Memorial to Churchill

In the vestibule of St Martin’s is this memorial plaque to Churchill, which also commemorates the peal of bells rung in his memory after the interment:-

Churchill Memorial Plaque

Also in the churchyard is a war grave, that of Private J Shayler, Pioneer Corps, 1/5/1944, aged 55:-

War Grave in St Martin's Churchyard, Bladon

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    […] On a completely different subject – we haven’t been anywhere interesting over the last couple of months, mainly because it has hardly stopped raining. But Jack has done a post on Bladon which we visited during the summer. If you want to see what Churchill’s resting place looks like, you can see it here. […]

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