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THE SUEZ CANAL FLOWS THROUGH SIMPSON’S IN THE STRAND

Blog | Jan 30, 2019

Hugo Vickers and Lady Ashburton in discussion with Ferdinand Mount

Gyles Brandreth awarded the Oldie Who Has Seen It All Before and Worse prize to Lady Avon, the 98-year-old widow of Anthony Eden. He recalled her 1957 comment, ‘I have really felt as if the Suez Canal was flowing through my drawing room.’

Lady Avon was sadly unable to collect her prize but her niece Lady Ashburton accepted it on her behalf, saying, ‘She’ll be absolutely thrilled with it.’