Sir Nicholas Winton Places of Interest

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UK

Maidenhead, Berkshire. His home town for 65 years until his death in 2015.


Winton Grave Sir Nicholas' ashes are buried alongside his wife Grete's and youngest son, Robin, in Braywick cemetery, Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1DH. As Robin died and was buried there in 1962, the grave is in the childrens section of the cemetery.

 

Memorial Garden

 

Sir Nicholas Winton Memorial Garden is in the centre of Oaken Grove Park, Courthouse Road, Maidenhead SL6 6EU. Opened in July 2017 by the local MP, Prime Minister Theresa May.

Statue, Maidenhead Station

 

A statue of Sir Nicholas, created by sculptor Lydia Karpinski, his long -time neighbour, is on Platform 3 of Maidenhead Railway Station.

There will be small exhibitions about Sir Nicholas' life intermittently at Maidenhead Library and eventually a permanent exhibition in the new Heritage centre after remodelling of the Civic area in central Maidenhead.

London

Memorial Screen

 

A Memorial screen and small garden are located in Princes Park, 5 Oakfields Rd, London NW11 0JA.

Hoop Lane Plaque

 

A plaque on the Memorial wall at Hoop Lane Jewish cemetery, Golders Green, London NW11 7NJ,alongside plaques to other non Jewish rescuers.

Liverpool Street station, London EC2M 7QH has two sets of statues dedicated to the Kindertransport, the first in Hope Square by sculptor Frank Meisler, himself a Kindertransport child, and the second on the lower floor by the tube entrance by Venezuelan sculptor Flor Kent. These commemorate the whole Kindertransport and not any specific rescuer but are listed here as they may be of interest.

Czech Republic

PRAGUE

Winton statue Prague Station

 

There is a statue of Sir Nicholas and two Kindertransport children on Platform 1 at the main railway station, Prague (Praha hlavní nádraží) created by sculptor Flor Kent. This was the station where the Czechoslovak Kindertransports left for Britain in 1939. At that time it was known as Wilson Station.

Grand Hotel Europa Plaque

 

Grand Hotel Europa, Wenceslas Square, (Václavské náměstí) has a plaque dedicated to Sir Nicholas on the wall of its ground floor café. This was the hotel where he stayed in January 1939 while instigating work on the Kindertransport.

Botanical Garden, Prague, Path of Personalities – has a mulberry tree dedicated to Sir Nicholas grown from a cutting taken from an old tree in his garden in Maidenhead and propagated in Bratislava through the actions of Patrik Pass, who gave this tree for Sir Nicholas to donate to the garden.

Prague Monitor Article

Orchard

 

Spring of Sir Nicholas Winton, within the Orchard of the Children saved from the Holocaust, in the Strahov garden on Petrin Hill, Prague.

Hungary

 

Budapest Memorial

 

Memorial stone and stained glass window at the Great Synagogue, Dohany Street, Budapest.

 

USA

Illinois Holocaust museum 9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077 – Rotary Peace Hall of Fame.

Link to Rotary Page of Sir Nicholas

© Sir Nicholas Winton Memorial Trust