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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with officers, associations, wards, clubs, etc., A-M., Jul 1946 - Feb 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/1

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Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association, including Assistant Secretary Frederick Mummery (21), Chairman Sir James Hawkey (11), Honorary Secretary Donald Forbes (7), and Honorary Treasurer Frank Foster, on various association matters, including local events, appointments, rulings, finances, an honour for Foster, canvassing, local publications, the supply of a car to Mummery, and delays in dealing with WSC's constituency correspondence; various representatives of local British Legion branches (5); R Trend Binks, Town Clerk of Wanstead and Woodford Borough (4); Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, President, and Arthur Villiers, Chairman, of the Disability Pensions Committee, on disabled ex-servicemen; Brigadier John French on CSC attending Loughton [Essex] fair; Michael Hawkins, Equerry to HRH the Duke of Gloucester, on WSC attending a ceremony at Ashton [Essex] playing fields; 19th Lord Saltoun [earlier Alexander Fraser] on a proposed factory in Woodford (2); Wilfrid Paling [Postmaster-General] on telephone facilities for the Hainault Estate, Chigwell [Essex]; [Harold] Banwell, Secretary of the Association of Municipal Corporations; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head] of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat [and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Penelope Wall, Christine Taylor, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Grace Hamblin, Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford]; CSC (President of Woodford Conservative Association); and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Reginald Manningham-Buller [later 1st Lord Dilhorne].Other subjects include: constituents' views on various local and national issues, including war pensions, local trade, the death penalty, and greyhound racing; requests for WSC or CSC to attend local events or hold honorary positions; municipal concerns over matters including the Fire Services Act 1947 and the Local Government Bill 1947; the conduct of local elections; local housing matters; the views of WSC's potential Labour challenger.Also includes: notes on fuel rationing; Woodford Conservative Association booklets and papers; membership material from the 54th Club; draft letter [intended to be from WSC] on the Conservative "Fighting Fund"; Ashton souvenir programme; a statement on housing in Wanstead and Woodford by Trend Binks; details of local government election results; programme and details of WSC's visit to the constituency on 23 April 1947.


  • Creation: Jul 1946 - Feb 1949

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