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Winston Churchill's chewed cigar up for auction

The cigar was kept in this paper bag Credit: Duke’s of Dorchester

The chewed end of a cigar smoked by Winston Churchill in his hospital bed is expected to fetch up to £1000 at auction in Dorset today.

The former Prime Minister smoked it in 1962 while was recuperating from a fractured hip. Smoking was allowed in hospitals at that time and the stubbed out cigar was saved by a student nurse and kept in a paper bag.

It will go under the hammer in Dorchester.

Churchill's cigar to go under the hammer

The chewed end of a cigar smoked by Winston Churchill in his hospital bed is expected to fetch up to a thousand pounds at auction in Dorset. The cigar was smoked in 1962 while Churchill was recuperating from a fractured hip. It was saved by a student nurse and kept in a paper bag. The cigar will go under the hammer in Dorchester in October.

Churchill's cigar to go under the hammer Credit: ITV News Meridian

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