Kent News | Chris Murphy | February 5, 2012

Everyone remembers Sir Winston Churchill chomping on his huge cigars, sometimes wearing his distinctive hat. But of course he possessed far more than that, and now an exhibition is being held to display of some of his more personal items.

It is the first time the 40 items will be seen by the public.

The show will include a passport used by Churchill when he was prime minister, and a dictation machine for preparing some of his famous and moving speeches delivered during World War Two.

Visitors to Churchill's former home at Chartwell near Westerham, can see objects that belonged to the great wartime leader and his family and which help tell the story of his extraordinary life and times.

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“Leave the past to history especially as I propose to write that history myself.”

Winston S. Churchill