Sir Nicholas Winton

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Nicholas Winton 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. There are many websites which tell this story in detail.

This site is maintained by the family of Sir Nicholas to give information and to facilitate contact.



On Friday 1st July 2016 there will be a Kindertransport 77 Years commemorative special train running from London Liverpool Street to Harwich, with a programme of events in the town including vintage bus rides, a Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance in the St Nicholas Church, special screenings of Kindertransport material in the Electric Palace Cinema and the annual Children's Carnival with over 1,000 local schoolchildren.

Harwich was the port, in Essex, where the vast majority of Kindertransportees arrived and where many hundreds were accommodated in Dovercourt holiday camp. The date marks the first anniversary of our father's passing away and the 77th anniversary of the arrival in Harwich of his largest single transport of 241 children on 1st July 1939. The commemorations will, however, be for the entire Kindertransport operation and not just those of the Czech transports.

The special trains will convey around 300-400 London area school children learning about the history of the Kindertransports, the role of Harwich and the relevance of this to our world today. The children will be doing a sponsorship initiative and all proceeds beyond direct operating costs from this and ticket sales on the special trains will go to our nominated causes for child refugees, namely Theirworld and the children's section of the Refugee Council.

The organisers would like to extend an invitation to any Kinder wishing to attend, along with their families. A 100% discount is being offered to Kinder with a 50% discount to any family members. For details see: or email:


We are sad to announce the death of our father Nicholas Winton on Wednesday 1st July 2015
He died peacefully in his sleep at Wexham Park Hospital Slough having been admitted a week earlier following a deterioration in his health.

Nick and Barbara Winton




Held on the 19th and 20th May 2016

Our thanks to all who joined us to celebrate Nicky's life

All funds donated will be given to charities supporting Syrian refugee children


107 Roses, 27 'Children' with second and third generations

If its Not Impossible. Biography of Sir Nicholas Winton.

The biography of Sir Nicholas Winton by his daughter Barbara Winton is now available from: Troubador Books

The book and ebook are available from: Amazon. (US) Amazon (UK) More details Here.

Presentations and talks about his life:

Nick Winton: Details Here.

Barbara Winton Details Here.


Nicky's 106th birthday 19th May 2015


Nicky receiving the freedom of the City of London from the Chamberlain, Dr Peter Kane. 23rd February 2015


Sir Nicholas receives the Order of The White Lion from President Miloš Zeman at Prague Castle 28th October 2014
Sir Nicholas receives the Order of The White Lion from President Miloš Zeman

Nicky and Barbara

Nicky and Barbara at the Book Launch




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