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The most famous resident of this attractive village was Sir Winston Churchill, who lived a short walk away at Chartwell. His local was the white-washed, stone-built George and Dragon, which is as busy today as it was when his picture was taken. The Oxford 'bags' worn by the man outside the white weather-boarded teashop are a fetching sight.

Memories of Westerham, the George and Dragon c1955

My father, Ian Thomas, grew up in the George and Dragon which was owned by his parents. My dad told us many stories, particularly of the WW2 era, when he would climb out of his bedroom window (I believe the first or second window on the roof from the right) onto the roof to watch the war planes leave. He would have been about nine years old at the time and he would then count the number of ...see more

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