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Clinch, Herbert, ? 1899-1978 (magistrate and trade unionist)



  • Existence: ? 1899 - 1978


Herbert James Clinch lived in Rochester, Kent, for most of his adult life. He worked in the printing industry and also held positions of responsibility in local government and as a magistrate and trade unionist. In 1935, he visited the Soviet Union in connection with his union work, an extraordinary opportunity to see central and southern parts of European Russia, on which Clinch wrote and spoke on his return. He also collected memorabilia and ephemera about and during his trip. Clinch died in December 1977 in Rochester Cathedral, where he was a sidesman, at the age of 78.

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Herbert Clinch : material relating to a 1935 trip to the Soviet Union

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9996
Scope and Contents

The archive contains photographs, postcards, and notes from the Soviet Union, Herbert Clinch's own articles on the trip, with additional ephemeral material such as money, cigarettes, and posters advertising Clinch's talk on his trip and his candidature for local elections.

Dates: 1934-1995 (circa)
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