On Tuesday we visited The Churchill War Rooms , one of the five branches of the Imperial War Museum in Whitehall. The museum comprises a bunker which houses the Cabinet War Rooms, and British government command centre throughout the Second World War, as well as the Churchill Museum, a biographical museum exploring the life of British statesman Winston Churchill.
A fascinating insight in to Churchill himself and also into the British Defences in an especially significant time for Geoffrey’s family. His father, Bill, was a member of the British Army for 6 years and is Mother and two siblings, Jacqueline and Neil, were left to ‘keep the home fires burning’ back home in Liverpool, UK. Lots of insights into the hardships of rationing and also the fear associated with the intense bombing raids that they experienced.
We then took a walk into nearby St James Park.. The gardens were fabulous – so colourful. Lots of very tame squirrels and birdlife to be seen too.