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Emma Soames in Ely

Tuesday 28th September

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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‘I am not a great or important personage, but this will be the diary of an ordinary person’s life in war time. Though I may never live to read it again, perhaps it may not prove altogether uninteresting as a record of my life’

In 1939 seventeen-year-old Mary found herself in an extraordinary position at an extraordinary time: it was the outbreak of the Second World War and her father, Winston Churchill, had been appointed First Lord of the Admiralty; within months he would be Prime Minister. The young Mary was uniquely placed to observe this remarkable historical moment, and her diaries, most of which have never been published, provide a front-row view of the great events of war.

Join us as Emma Soames, daughter of Mary Churchill discusses these insightful diaries that give a unique perspective into that historic time.