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An original press photo of Arabella, at home at Stour.
Thank you so much for your interesting and long letter. I am very glad that all goes well with you, and I hope I shall see you again before long.
Always your affectional grandfather, W Churchill
Arabella Churchill, was 58, when she died in 2007. She was the unconventional granddaughter of Britain's wartime prime minister and a founder of the Glastonbury rock festival. Drawn to the bohemian life, she was regarded as something of a wild child in one of the grandest families in Britain. Although in the mid-1970s she lived a down-and-out life as a squatter in London, she applied Churchillian energy to helping disadvantaged people, and founded her own charity, Children's World, providing entertainment for special needs children. "I'm immensely proud of my grandfather, and I hope he would be proud of me, but… I was no good at being a Churchill," she said in an interview. "People never saw me for me. It doesn't do a lot for your confidence."
She was said to have been Churchill's favourite granddaughter, frequently visited him at Chartwell and was a regular caller to his London house during his final illness in January 1965.
Included is an original black and white press photo of Arabella as a young woman.
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