Call to honour Sir Winston in 2014

A High Peak man is calling on the government to designate a special day next year to the 140th anniversary of the birth of British wartime leader and statesman Sir Winston Churchill.

The proposal is being put forward by Edmund Bradbury, who earlier this year organised a tribute to the Dambusters and the local airmen who participated in the daring raid.

Mr Bradbury, 70, of Horderns Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, has already raised the idea with High Peak MP Andrew Bingham.

“I am putting my suggestion to the Secretary of State that a designated Sir Winston Churchill Day on Sunday November 30, 2014, would enable the whole nation to express its gratitude and to honour the memory of Britain’s Second World War leader, said Mr Bradbury.

Churchill died on January 24, 1965, and was given a state funeral.