Winston Churchill staff

Churchill Archives Centre looks after archives of staff who worked for Winston Churchill and the Churchill family. Highlights here include oral history interviews with former staff of Winston Churchill, and a memoir of Winston and Clementine Churchill’s cook Kathleen Broome.
Memoir
Reference Code:
KBRM 2
Date:
2019-08 (creation)
Description:
Memoir of Katharine Broome's work with the Churchills, including working at Chartwell [Kent] and various important dinners and events, particularly Churchill's 80th birthday, the presentation of Graham Sutherland's portrait of him as a gift from Parliament, his retirement as Prime Minister the following year and the 1955 General Election.
Collection:
The Papers of Katharine Broome


Marian Spicer
Reference Code:
CHOH 2/SPCR
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
A copy of Marian Holmes's diary 1943-45
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Patrick Kinna
Reference Code:
CHOH 2/PKNN
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Synopsis of interview with Patrick Kinna
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Sir John Peck
Reference Code:
CHOH 2/PECK
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Synopsis of interview with Sir John Peck
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Nina, Countess of Onslow
Reference Code:
CHOH 2/ONSL
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Synopsis of interview with Nina, Lady Onslow [earlier "Jo" Sturdee]
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Sir John Martin
Reference Code:
CHOH 2/MRTN
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Synopsis of interview with Sir John Martin
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Kathleen Hill
Reference Code:
CHOH 2/KHLL
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Synopsis of interview with [Rose] Kathleen Hill
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Elizabeth Gilliatt
Reference Code:
CHOH 2/GLTT
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Synopsis of interview with Elizabeth Gilliatt
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Evan Davies
Reference Code:
CHOH 2/EDVS
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Synopsis of interview with Evan Morydd "Bish" Davies
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Jane, Lady Williams
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/WLMS
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Lady Williams [earlier Jane Portal], former personal secretary to Winston Churchill (1949-55).
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Marian Spicer
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/SPCR
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Marian Spicer, former Civil Service clerical officer and secretary to Winston Churchill (1943-45).
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Catherine Snelling
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/SNLG
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Catherine Snelling, former personal secretary to Winston Churchill (1957-65).
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Lettice Shillingford
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/SLFD
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Lettice Shillingford, former personal secretary to Winston Churchill (1946-53).
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Roy Astley Richards
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/RRDS
Date:
1978-10-12 (creation)
Description:
Talk 'Churchill the man' by Roy Astley Richards OBE, personal bodyguard to Sir Winston Churchill 1945-46, given at the River Thames Society, Marlow, in 1978, along with a copy of the notes for the speech.
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Patrick Kinna
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/PKNN
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Patrick Kinna, former confidential assistant to Winston Churchill, (1941-45).
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Sir John Peck
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/PECK
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Sir John Peck, former Private Secretary to Winston Churchill (1940-45).
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Nina, Countess of Onslow
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/ONSL
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Nina, Lady Onslow [earlier "Jo" Sturdee], former personal secretary (1941-45) and principal personal secretary (1945-53) to Winston Churchill.
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Sir John Martin
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/MRTN
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Sir John Martin, former Private Secretary (1940-41) and Principal Private Secretary (1941-45) to Winston Churchill.
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Sir Anthony Montague Browne
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/MGBN
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Sir Anthony Montague Browne, former Private Secretary to Winston Churchill, later seconded to the Foreign Office (1955-65).
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Kathleen Hill
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/KHLL
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with [Rose] Kathleen Hill, former personal secretary to Winston Churchill, (1937-45).
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Grace Hamblin
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/HMBL
Date:
1985 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Grace Hamblin, former assistant secretary to Winston Churchill, (1932-38), secretary to Clementine Churchill (1939-45), secretary and administrator at Chartwell [Kent] (1945-65).
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Cecily "Chips" Gemmell
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/GMLL
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Cecily Gemmell, former personal secretary to Winston Churchill (1947-51) and Clementine Churchill (1951-53).
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Elizabeth Gilliatt
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/GLTT
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Elizabeth Gilliatt, former personal secretary to Winston Churchill, (1945-55).
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Evan Davies
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/EDVS
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Evan Morydd "Bish" Davies, former Detective Sergeant with the Special Branch, on his personal reminiscences of Churchill, 1948-50.
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Doreen Pugh
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/DPGH
Date:
1986 (creation)
Description:
Interview with Doreen Pugh, former personal secretary to Winston Churchill (1955-65).
Collection:
Churchill Oral History


Denis Kelly
Reference Code:
CHOH 1/DEKE
Date:
1979-1986 (creation)
Description:
Interviews with [Richard] Denis Kelly, former archivist (1947) and research assistant (1948-57) to Winston Churchill. Two interviews, one conducted by Correlli Barnett (1979) at Kelly's flat, one conducted by Pat Ackerman (1986) at Churchill College.
Collection:
Churchill Oral History