The state funeral service for Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England. He had died on January 24. His funeral witnessed one of the
largest assemblages of states-people the world had ever gathered for such a service. Later, his coffin was taken up the River Thames and to the funeral train at Waterloo station for a journey to the family plot at St. Martin’s Church at Bladon, near Churchill’s birthplace at Blenheim
Palace. On January 20, 1980, a statue of Churchill was unveiled outside the former Spring Garden Memorial Library in Halifax. (Photo title: The statue of Winston Churchill outside the former Spring Garden Memorial Library by sculptor Oscar Nemon— based on a photograph of Churchill when he visited Halifax in 1943. Credit: Leo J. Deveau).