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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with officers, associations, wards, clubs, etc., N-Z., May 1946 - Mar 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/2

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Correspondents include: R Trend Binks, Town Clerk of Wanstead and Woodford Borough (5); Iain MacLeod, Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat; Evan Maude, [Assistant] Private Secretary to Chancellor of the Exchequer; representatives of Woodford Conservative Association, including Assistant Secretary (later Honorary Secretary and Agent) Frederick Mummery (15), Chairman Sir James Hawkey (6), and Honorary Secretary Donald Forbes (7) on various association matters, including local publications, accommodation, meetings, and office holders; 2nd Lord Mancroft, John Baker-White, and Tufton Beamish [later Lord Chelwood], on speaking in the constituency; H P Moll of West Essex Conservative Club Limited on club affairs (4); Dorothy Spencer of Conservative and Unionist Central Office; [Percy] Cole, Editor of Official Report, House of Commons [Hansard] on reprinting WSC's speech on foreign affairs of 5 June 1946; Charles Key, Minister of Works; Lawrence Sabatini, [Assistant] Private Secretary [to Minister of Works]; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin], Vice-Chairman [of Conservative and Unionist Party] (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries "Jo" Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Penelope Wall, Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Christine Taylor; CSC (President of Woodford Conservative Association); and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Christopher Hollis, Kenneth Pickthorn, Alexander Spearman, Oliver Poole, and [George] Peter Thorneycroft.Other subjects include: requests for WSC or CSC to hold honorary positions, attend or support local events or campaigns, and write items for local publications; municipal concerns over matters including the NHS Bill and the Town and Country Planning Bill 1947; the Conservative National Recruiting Campaign; requests for tickets for the House of Commons; constituents' enquiries on personal matters including tax and health; a visit by CSC to the Royal Wanstead School [Essex]; local housing matters; matters concerning the constituency Women's Advisory Committee and Young Conservatives; constituents' views on various local and national issues; the grant of a building licence for the Memorial Hall, Woodford.Also includes: list of branch officers; drafts and copies of various messages from WSC for local publication including the Woodford Year-book; Woodford Conservative Association papers and booklets; short biographies of Hollis, Thorneycroft, Poole, and Mancroft; Royal Wanstead School material; Soldiers', Sailors', and Airmen's Families' Association leaflet; Wanstead and Woodford Civil Defence Re-union souvenir programme; details of the Women's Advisory Committee; national Conservative propaganda material; notes for a speech by ?CSC to Woodford Women's Advisory Committee (11 November 1948); copy of Woodford and Chigwell [Essex] Express and Independent; cuttings [from Hansard] of WSC's speech (5 June 1946); pamphlet by Sir Waldron Smithers; copy of photograph of WSC; local Young Conservative papers.


  • Creation: May 1946 - Mar 1949

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