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Winston Churchill inspecting bomb damage in the House of Commons debating chamber on May 11, 1941.
Winston Churchill on his way to his own wedding at St. Margaret's Church on 12 September 1908
Deborah Mitford married Andrew Cavendish, the future 11th Duke of Devonshire, at the church of St Bartholomew the Great in Smithfield, London, on April 19, 1941. "We loved the ancient church and, perhaps subconsciously, craved the feeling of permanence it gave the upside-down world of war and bombs when everything we knew was changing." Miraculously, she recalls, the church survived the Blitz.
St Bartholomew's gatehouse that leads to the oldest parish church in London - St Bartholomew-the-Great - was built in the sixteenth century. It was only when a first World War German Zeppelin bomb in 1916 fell nearby that the tiles to this arch fell off to reveal this Elizabethan half timber fronted house built in 1597.