Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Cowes -
- Lord Randolph Churchill / Jennie Jerome -


The Parade, Cowes, Isle of Wight
See map on

A metal plaque marking the meeting place of Lord Randolph Churchill and Jennie Jerome in 1873.

Installed at the base of the Royal London Yacht Club flag pole, in July 2013; unveiled by Randolph Churchill.

The stone plinth was the work of Wight Stonemasonry.

Churchill / Jerome plaque

Winston Churchill
His parents Lord Randolph Churchill and Jennie Jerome
First met by chance off here, Cowes Parade, August 12 1873
He proposed at nearby Rosetta Cottage, August 14 1873
They married and Winston was born 1874
This plaque was unveiled after 140 years by
Winston's great grandson Randolph Churchill.

Further Information

A similar plaque set in the pavement opposite Rosetta Cottage was unveiled in 2004. See Churchill / Jerome Plaque 1


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