January 12th, 2012

Sir Winston's 40th Anniversary

Recently I had dinner at Sir Winston's.  Before dinner I took a photograph of the letter from Lady Churchill giving her permission to use his name on the restaurant.  It is dated the 1st April 1972.


The restaurant opened shortly thereafter that very year.  So that makes 2012 the 40th anniversary of its founding.  But is anyone noting this?   On leaving I came upon the sign for the restaurant posted by the stairs.  It gives the date of founding as 1980.


Apparently even local history in Long Beach must bow to the whims of the former City Hall insider/operator.