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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with officers, associations, wards, clubs, etc., A-M., Jun 1948 - Nov 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/4

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Charles Newman, Chairman of the Buckhurst Hill Branch of the Woodford Conservative Association, inviting WSC and CSC to a horse show; representatives of Woodford Conservative Association, including Honorary Secretary and Agent Frederick Mummery (16) and Chairman Sir James Hawkey (8), on various association matters, including WSC and CSC's visits to the constituency, local elections, the local party organisation, delegates for the party conference, finances, Mummery's role as WSC's election agent and Mummery's death, and local functions; Anthony Ridge, Private Secretary [to Postmaster General] (2); James Chuter-Ede [Home Secretary]; Frank Foster (2); Sir Herbert Dunnico. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: CSC (President of Woodford Conservative Association); secretaries Penelope Wall, ["Jo"] Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Chips Gemmell; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to John Boyd-Carpenter and Stephen McAdden.Other subjects include: requests for WSC or CSC to attend local events or hold honorary positions; matters concerning the Hainault Estate, Chigwell [Essex], including health and welfare facilities; other local housing matters; concerns over the Justices of the Peace Bill; the 1950 general election.Also includes: itinerary for WSC and CSC's visit to the constituency, 26 October 1949; lists of Woodford delegates to the Conservative Party Conference 1949; a draft letter from CSC [intended to be sent in WSC's name] to Aneurin Bevan [Minister of Health]; appointment and agreement for Mummery to be WSC's election agent; draft of a statement by WSC on Mummery's death.


  • Creation: Jun 1948 - Nov 1950

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folio 58 which has been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a potentially living individual until 1 January 2025.


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