2022 marks the centenary of Winston Churchill’s purchase of Chartwell Manor, his country residence in Kent. Following the purchase in September 1922 Churchill lived there until his death in 1965 and reportedly enjoyed some of his happiest memories at the property.
In commemoration of Winston Churchill's enormous contribution to our culture and identity, we at Walter & Herbert have chosen to mark this auspicious occasion by producing a limited-edition frame called "The Chartwell".
This one-off creation is inspired by Churchill's original pair in regards to design, specification and colour scheme, right down to the elongated temples and the different numbers of dots on their tips which helped the Prime Minister to determine which pair were for reading and which pair were for speeches.
We have created a limited edition range of this iconic product and have chosen to produce just 100 frames to mark the centenary.
We have created a light-hearted animation to help bring the frame to life and show why it was an important part in Churchill’s story. Click on the image below to see the two minute video: