Thursday, 26 November 2009

Photographic images of Bessie Braddock

Dear Sir/Madam,

I’m currently working on a BBC production relating to the history of Liverpool. I’m looking for photographic images of Bessie Braddock that we would be able to use in the programme and was wondering if you  have anything of her in your collection?

Warm regards,

Sian Cilia

Researcher, 'Heir Hunters'


  1. She is often erroneously credited with a celebrated exchange of insults with Winston Churchill, also ascribed to Nancy Astor:

    Braddock: "Winston, you are drunk, and what's more you are disgustingly drunk."
    Churchill: "Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what's more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly."


  2. She was a remarkable Liverpool politician and made significant contribution to the city.