Bronze resin maquette of Winston Churchill by Oscar Nemon sold for £8000 at Catherine Southon’s October 2 auction.

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Nemon created the life-size bronze for the village green at Westerham in Kent (near Churchill’s home at Chartwell) following the great war leader’s death in 1965.

Local people provided the money through a series of fund-raising events in a campaign chaired by the late Bob Webster, whom Nemon later presented with the maquette.

The 18½in (47cm) high piece with green patina was consigned to the October 2 sale by Webster’s widow and sold at a mid-estimate £8000.