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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, G-K., Apr 1945 - May 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/25A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: J H Hughes of the Air Ministry (5); Lena Prescott of the Ministry of Health (6); M L Elder of the War Office (7); Sir James Hawkey [Chairman of Woodford Conservative Association] (11); [Nicholas] Henderson [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] (2) and Evelyn Shuckburgh [First Secretary, HM Embassy, Prague, Czechoslovakia] on the parents of a constituent in Czechoslovakia; A E Hine, Private Secretary, Ministry of Labour and National Service (5); Sylvia Green (5); [Claud] Wright, [Principal] War Office (2); W Gladstone of the Ministry of Works (4); George Kitchen, Royal Navy Barracks, Chatham [Kent] (4); [James] McGregor [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War] (2); Leah Manning. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Kathleen Hill, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], and Elizabeth Layton; [Prime Minister WSC's Private Secretary Edith Watson].Subjects covered by the file include: appeals by constituents in a variety of areas, including national service and demobilisation, pensions, employment, post-war grants and credits, war damaged property, housing, and rationing particularly of fuel; a request for WSC to support an appeal by St Mary's Hospital, Plaistow [Essex]; comments by constituents on various national and international issues including tax, housing, and adoption policy; applications for House of Commons tickets and those for a victory parade; thanks from WSC to election workers.Also includes: list of questions on demobilisation from troops in India.


  • Apr 1945 - May 1946

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folios 61-8, 195-207, and 335-47 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about potentially living individuals until 1 January 2022.


2 file(s) (2 files (426 loose folios))

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