Project ID772
DescriptionWinston Chruchill in Epping Forest. My interest in the topic was due to the tenuous link of our names and the surprise of learning that Winston Churchill was MP for the area. The project began as a tour of places within EFDC that Winston Churchill had been associated with but discussions with the museum led to the final display being a map indicating where he had been, using photos from their collection to annotate the map. The research included contact with many local historical groups, Conservative party and the Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge. Winston Churchill’s young Conservative chairman in Woodford whilst he was MP, Tony Woodhead, also provided some valuable information from first-hand knowledge.
TypeU3A-led research (SLP)
U3AWaltham Abbey U3A
Year startedNot known
Source of referenceSources Online June 2018
OutputThe outcome of the research is a list of dates, places and what Winston Churchill was doing there.