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The Papers of Katharine Broome

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KBRM

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook and later memoir from Mrs Broome's time with the Churchills.


  • 1954 - 2019-08


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Katharine Anderson (later Katharine Broome) trained as a cook at the Cordon Bleu cookery school in London in 1953. She was employed by the Churchills from September 1954 during Sir Winston's second term as Prime Minister until June 1955, shortly after he stood down.


1 archive box(es)



Other Finding Aids

Copies of the collection level description and catalogue are available at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and on the Janus website />.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited at Churchill Archives Centre by Mrs Broome in October 2019.

Related Materials

Mrs Broome is the daughter-in-law of John Egerton Broome [GBR 0014 BRME].


This collection (fonds) level description and catalogue was prepared by Katharine Thomson of Churchill Archives Centre in October 2019.


Broome, Katharine, b c1932, née Anderson, cook to Sir Winston and Lady Churchill
2019-10-28 15:30:26.303000+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.