History Written by Victors, Losers

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN What on earth is all this preposterous recent denigration of Winston Churchill, who died on this day in 1965? The release of the film Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman (excellent by the way) has once again made Churchill ubiquitous across our media. It has been many years since audiences have given spontaneous standing ovations to a film. Fans of the film have … Continue reading History Written by Victors, Losers

The Battle of Biggin Hill

BY MANDY BALDWIN In 1943, some immensely brave young men, none of whom knew if they would see the next sunrise, built a chapel out of prefabricated huts, and it was dedicated on the anniversary of the Battle of Britain, 15th September, 1943.  Three years later, having survived the war, it burned down.  With money in short supply, and greatly distressed, Winston Churchill set about … Continue reading The Battle of Biggin Hill