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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-H., Jan 1947 - Jul 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/36A-B

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Correspondents include: Tom Driberg [later Lord Bradwell]; E A Baker, Private Secretary, Ministry of Food (4); [Anthony] Ridge, [Principal] Private Secretary to the Postmaster General (2); Robert McAlpine [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] (3); [John] Hobbs, Private Secretary, Ministry of National Insurance (2); constituent Emily Brandon on recovering her property (4); Frederick Mummery, Assistant Secretary, Woodford Conservative Association (15); Theresa Brewster, Private Secretary, War Damage Commission (4); [Wilfrid] Paling [Postmaster-General]; [Harold] Copeman, Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary, HM Treasury; Marjorie Maxse [Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party] (2); John Henniker[-Major, later 8th Lord Henniker, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; [Evan] Maude [Assistant Private Secretary to Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Lena Prescott of the Ministry of Health (8); [Bernard] Lawrence [Chief Education Officer, County of Essex]; [Kenneth] Witney, [Assistant] Private Secretary [to the Home Secretary]; Sir James Hawkey, Chairman of Woodford Conservative Association (2); Stephen McAdden. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Christine Taylor, Grace Hamblin, Edmund Oddy (Honorary Secretary), and Elizabeth Gilliatt; CSC.Subjects covered by the file include: appeals by constituents in a variety of areas, including trading, rationing and food supplies, employment, financial matters, pensions, war damaged property, housing, national service and demobilisation, civil service examinations, nationality, flooding, health, and transport to the war memorial at St Nazaire [France]; requests to see WSC and visit the Palace of Westminster; comments by constituents on various national issues, including art, shop opening times, greyhound racing, and food shortages; municipal concerns over plans to erect temporary government offices in Chigwell [Essex] and postal services there; local Conservative politics; an invitation to WSC from Royal Wanstead School [Essex].Also includes: a memorandum on civil service competition.


  • Creation: Jan 1947 - Jul 1947

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