Dentures that once belonged to Winston Churchill are in the news after fetching £15,200 in an auction.
In his wartime radio broadcasts, Churchill's distinctive voice was instantly recognisable. He wanted it to stay that way, so he had his dentures designed specifically to preserve his lisp...
"Without them, 'Fight them on the beaches' would never have sounded the same. They were vital to the war effort."
"Churchill used to flick out his dentures when he was angry and throw them across the room... My father used to say he could tell how the war was going by how far they flew."