Sir Nicholas Winton

Nicholas Winton

Nicholas Winton was born on 19 May 1909 and died on 1st July 2015 aged 106. He was known for organising the rescue of 669 Czech children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia during the 9 months before war broke out in 1939. The story became known to the public in 1988 when it featured on That’s Life, a BBC TV programme hosted by Esther Rantzen. In 2003 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for Services to Humanity for this work.

NGW and Children

Nicky with some of the rescued "Children" at the Czech Embassy 2009

Memorial Trust

The Sir Nicholas Winton Memorial Trust was set up on 29th October 2018 to hold the historic and more recent documents, photographs, artefacts and memorabilia of Sir Nicholas Winton. Its aim is to conserve the archive for the future to enable its use for educational and research purposes in order to promote Nicholas Winton's legacy and principles. Current trustees are all members of Sir Nicholas' family, who believed that these documents and artefacts had historic value and needed to be preserved intact for future generations. They are: Barbara Winton (daughter), Stephen Watson (son-in-law), Laurence Watson (grandson), Holly Watson (granddaughter).

Link to: Memorial Trust

A peek into the Archives ARP Christmas card.