Skip to main content

Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, S-Z., May 1945 - Jun 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/27A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir George Harvie Watt (2); Lena Prescott of the Ministry of Health (6); Sir James Hawkey [Chairman of Woodford Conservative Association] (20); M L Elder of the War Office (10); E Ambrose of the Ministry of National Insurance (4); A E Hine, Private Secretary, Ministry of Labour and National Service (6); E A Baker, Private Secretary, Ministry of Food (4); [James] McGregor, Director of Finance, War Office; Percy Cohen of Conservative and Unionist Central Office; Leah Manning; [Antony] Part [Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Education] (3); [Arthur] Drew, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Elizabeth Layton, Kathleen Hill, Jo Sturdee [later Lady Onslow], and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford].Subjects covered by the file include: appeals by constituents in a variety of areas, including national service and demobilisation, duty on cigarettes, housing and land development, war damaged property, schools, employment, surplus radio components and transport, rationing, pensions, delays in mail for the Far East, financial assistance, and medals; applications for House of Commons tickets; thanks from WSC to election workers; requests for WSC to support local events or hold honorary positions; municipal concerns over housing policy; Wanstead and Woodford victory and thanksgiving celebrations; comments by constituents on various national and international issues.Also includes: material on South West Essex Technical College; copies of statements by Secretary of State for War Sir James Grigg on demobilisation; copies of a message from WSC to Wanstead and Woodford Civil Defence Association; souvenir programme and details of Wanstead and Woodford victory celebrations 1946; copy of a petition concerning the Church of England School, Wanstead [Essex]; Woodford Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society flyer.


  • Creation: May 1945 - Jun 1946

Conditions Governing Access

Open (folios 218-28 and 497-504 opened in 2022).


2 file(s) (2 files (510 loose folios))

Language of Materials



  • Army (Organization)

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087