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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K-Z., Sep 1948 - Feb 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/47

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Frederick Mummery, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (9); H J Backwell, Deputy Regional Petroleum Officer, Ministry of Fuel and Power (9); [Arthur] Halls, Private Secretary [to the President of] the Board of Trade; [Christopher] Fogarty [Assistant Principal] HM Treasury; [Derek] Stephen [Assistant Principal] War Office (2); Herbert Truelove, Honorary Secretary, Chigwell [Essex] Urban District Chamber of Commerce (6); Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat; [Anthony] Ridge, [Principal Private Secretary to the Postmaster General]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Penelope Wall and Monica Graham.Subjects covered by the file include: requests for House of Commons tickets; appeals and complaints by constituents in a variety of areas, including army matters and national service, housing, national insurance and pensions, petrol allowances, trading, unions, war damaged property, train travel, employment, roads, and telephone provision; comments by constituents on various national and international issues, including food and petrol shortages, speedway racing, British film production, alternative medicine, the persecution of Catholics in Eastern Europe particularly Cardinal Primate of Hungary Cardinal Mindszenty, and the purchase tax; requests for WSC or CSC to support or attend local organisations and events.Also includes: South African cutting on WSC's experiences in the Boer War; United Commercial Travellers' Association letter on petrol allowances; Infantile Paralysis Fellowship material.


  • Creation: Sep 1948 - Feb 1949

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folios 173-6 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a potentially living individual until 1 January 2024.


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