HISTORY: ‘My memories of the day Churchill came to Loughton’


Author Nicholas Hagger tells the Guardian Series about the visit of Winston Churchill to Loughton in 1945, of which he was an eyewitness, and how Churchill set up Iraq, where Nicholas worked in 1961.

The Allied forces landed in France on D-Day, 6 June 1944. A year later a UK General Election was called and Parliament was dissolved on 15 June 1945. Churchill toured his constituency (which during the war included Loughton, Chigwell and Epping until the boundary was changed for the 1945 Election) on Saturday June 25, 1945.

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