Join the Tour of Historic Landmarks of Sir Winston Churchill's Life and Legacy
Parliament and the Churchill War Rooms are on the list for London visits during the first days of the trip. Then, Noonan and entourage will travel to historic Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire and visit the late prime minister's final resting place at St. Martin’s Church in Bladon. In Westerham, Chartwell, they will visit the principal adult home of Sir Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine. The final stopover before returning to London includes a stay at the Beryl Farm in Somerset close to Glastonbury. The Glastonbury Children's Festival was co-founded by Noonan's late half-sister, Arabella Churchill. Both Noonan and Bella, as she was called, shared Randolph Churchill as a father.
The entire trip with be documented live via social media on both Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/
Documenting the Connection to the Churchill Family Tree
Much like the stories recently in the press regarding the Spanish waiter believed to be the illegitimate son of Spain's recently abdicated king Juan Carlos or the recent legal victory of Robert Brown believe to be the secret illegitimate son of Princess Margaret, Noonan believes that all humans have a right to know where they come from.
The incredible story of Noonan's quest to trace her true linage to Sir Winston's Churchill's family tree has been documented in the memoir, The Fifth and Final Name: Memoir of an American Churchill (Chumbolly Press, February 2013). The story, available on at amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/
Adoption Losses and Birthrights Denied
While in the UK, plans are also being made to meet up with other members of the international adoption community. Noonan is travelling with birthmother and adoption activist, Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy, who is known for her outspoken adoption website, Musings of the Lame. Claudia's writings on adoption issue have been published in The New York Times, What to Expect, Chicago Now, Divine Caroline, Adoption Today Magazine and many others. She has been interviewed by Dan Rather, Montel Williams and appeared on Huffington Post regarding adoption as well as presented at various adoption conferences. As a public voice for birthmothers, she has spear-headed efforts to increase adoptee access to information across the US.
While touring historical tourist sites might not be an adoptee's preferred homecoming; for Noonan it's very exciting nevertheless. Says Noonan about her upcoming homeland trip:
"I want to immerse myself in my grandfather’
Churchill's granddaughter will be available for limited interviews and appearances while travelling. Interested media parties should relay their interests and confirm schedules as soon as possible by calling Adopting Social 00 + 1 + 845-750-5954 ( USA). The general itinerary of the "Bastard's Homecoming Tour" is as follows:
August 22 to August 25: London
August 25 to August 27: Oxfordshire
August 27 and August 28: Westerham
August 29 to August 31: Somerset
For more information about Rhonda Noonan, her documented connections to the Churchill family, and the book, please see TheFifthandFinalName.com (http://www.thefifthandfinalname.com/)