Churchill’s kin to present trophy at Santa Rosa polo event

By JOHN BECK
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Celia Sandys remembers early mornings as a young girl, running into her Grandpapa’s room while he had breakfast in bed and then making the rounds with him to feed the fish, pigs and black swans that lived on the estate.
It wasn’t until years later that she would realize he was Winston Churchill — one of the most revered British heroes of all time.

“It was gradual,” Sandys says in a phone interview from London. “It wasn’t anything my parents said to me or anything to do with the family; it was really seeing how other people behaved when they were with him. Almost everyone was in awe of him after the war, including his children — everyone except maybe his grandchildren, who didn’t know any better. So probably it was quite relaxing for him to be with us.”

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