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'Winston Churchill's sofa' set to go under the hammer

Published: Thursday 16th of July 2009

A sofa believed to have belonged to Winston Churchill is to be auctioned off, it has emerged.

The late-19th century item of furniture is thought to have once been housed at his private Whitehall offices during his second term in office.

It was found during a house clearance by Jonathan Humbert of JP Humbert Auctioneers, who will be responsible for putting the item up for sale.

He commented: "The owner was an academic who lived in a rambling Georgian Rectory in a village in Northamptonshire.

"He was given it by a friend who in turn was given it by Winston Churchill himself."

Anyone interested in history and this prime minister in particular might want to consider a visit to the Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms, which are free to enter with the London Pass.

Adults can save £12.95 on the price of an adult ticket and get behind the scenes of the nerve centre of Britain's war effort.

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