Bladon, England, Resting place of Winston Churchill

Of the places we visited in England, this will remain a favorite of mine. There isn’t much going on here in Bladon, located about 6 ½ miles northwest of Oxford, England. The road to this village of less than 900 people is quite narrow. I was glad we didn’t meet any other buses on the way there! Our goal was to visit the graveyard where Winston Churchill is buried, along with his wife, Clementine and others from his family. The church is St. Martin’s. It felt good to know that someone like Winston Churchill, a great man to be sure, wanted to be buried here with his family rather than in some huge cathedral in London. I loved the fact that individuals had crafted their own “kneelers” for the pew they used for services. No souvenir shop, no postcards for sale. I’m glad we stopped.

Then we went to have coffee at the White House. What a nice little place to have coffee, tea or lunch while in Bladon!


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