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I spent a considerable amount of time touring Chartwell in 2005 and I believe I was informed that the home was purchased by admirers and friends of the Churchills at a point after WW ll, when Sir Winston was experiencing a mild case of the "shorts" and was not able to maintain the vast residence and grounds. I will check the litature I have but would like to hear other opinions. --Niloc 03:01, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
Yes I belive this is the case. he was allowed to live there for the rest of his life and it was then given to the National Trust. Deben Dave 14:00, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
There is a plaque at chartwell that confirms this and, i believe, lists the friends involved. jackboy29
The article seems inconsistent on this point:
- Churchill and his wife Lady Clementine Churchill bought the property in 1922 and retained it until his death in 1965.
- But later, we say:
- Chartwell was bought by a group of Churchill's friends in 1947, with the Churchills paying a nominal rent ....
I've also discovered that the Australian pianist Eileen Joyce and her partner Christopher Mann purchased 277 acres of land described in the reference  as "Chartwell and Bardogs Farms", in 1957, "from Sir Winston Churchill". Were these farms part of the overall Chartwell estate, or were they different properties that shared a similar name? And did they purchase the land directly from Churchill, or from the friends who'd already bought Chartwell from him? -- JackofOz (talk) 04:25, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
- I visited Chartwell today, and I was told that there is a Chartwell farm that borders Chartwell, which was originally owned by Churchill. :Apparently, it is owned by the family who started Churchill Insurance (Martin Long?). I was not told why it was sold off. So, to answer :your question, it was part of the Chartwell estate. I'm not sure where to add it in the article though, and I have no proper evidence :apart from original research and verbal evidence to back this up. (Sorry for replying so late) ∫ A Y™
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No mention of the Chartwell Cat? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-26532986 Seems like something that should be mentioned... 220.127.116.11 (talk) 18:35, 11 March 2014 (UTC)