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10 Downing Street

Type   Government Building
Historical Name of Location   London, England, United Kingdom

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30 Sep 1938 Upon returning to the United Kingdom, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Chamberlain announced that "I believe it is peace for our time".
4 Apr 1955 Winston Churchill held what was to become his last formal dinner at 10 Downing Street, London, England, United Kingdom. His guests included Queen Elizabeth II, her consort Prince Philip, and many high government officials.

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UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Downing Street, London, England, United Kingdom, 5 Jun 1943; he had just returned from the US after a meeting with RooseveltNumber 10 Downing Street, London, England, United Kingdom, 1935Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in ChurchillChurchill with his Chiefs of Staff at a luncheon at 10 Downing Street, London, England, UK, 7 May 1945
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
12 Feb 2016 01:21:18 AM

A street in Westminster, London, the name of Downing Street is synonymous with the British government. The street comprises a block of buildings (reconstructed 1960-63) that includes "Number 10", the official residence of prime ministers since Walpole, "Number 11" the chancellor of the exchequer's residence, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It is named after Sir George Downing (1623-84), secretary to the Treasury.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
27 Dec 2016 04:27:42 AM

The last private resident moved out of 10 Downing Street in 1732. His name was Mr. Chicken
3. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
2 Jan 2017 04:55:39 AM

On 14 October 1940, during the Blitz, the Luftwaffe nearly destroyed the building. Damage was sustained to the kitchen and state rooms while Winston Churchill was dining in the Garden Room. The close call prompted Churchill to move his living quarters to an underground bunker in the reinforced war rooms of Her Majesty's Treasury. However, he continued to work and eat in the rooms of No. 10 throughout the war. By the end of the Second World War, the building was in very poor condition demolition was considered but rejected in favour of a major structural refurbishment during the 1950s.

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WW2-Era Place Name London, England, United Kingdom
Lat/Long 51.5034, -0.1276
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UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Downing Street, London, England, United Kingdom, 5 Jun 1943; he had just returned from the US after a meeting with Roosevelt
See all 5 photographs of 10 Downing Street




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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945