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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, E - O., 27 Nov 1950 - 17 Dec 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/65A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association including Sir James Hawkey, Chairman, on subjects including the visit of Princess Elizabeth [later Queen Elizabeth II] to Woodford (6), C C Worsdell, Secretary and Agent (4) and "Kath", Kathleen Kemp, Secretary to the Agent (6); John Hudson, Ministry of Education; Percy Cohen [Joint Director], Conservative Research Department (5); Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival, Chairman, Far Eastern Prisoners of War Committee, on compensation claims against Japan; Overy Gingell, Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport; Alfred Bavin, Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Health; Philip Noel-Baker, Minister of Fuel and Power, on local coal distribution; Harold Cole, Director-General, House Coal Distribution (Emergency) Scheme; Donald Allen, Clerk to Trustees of London Parochial Charities, on the opening of the Grange Farm [youth] Centre, Chigwell [Essex] (5); Walter Prideaux, Chairman, City Parochial Foundation, on the Grange Farm Centre; Gladys Gutteridge, constituent (5); Anthony Heal, Chairman, Heal and Sons Limited, on a gift of gold beakers for WSC (2); John Marshall, Private Secretary, Treasury, on mortgage rates; John Nelson, Assistant Private Secretary, Air Ministry; Arthur Jones, constituent (4); Herbert Lomas, constituent (4); John Parkin, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War; A Lyle, constituent (5); Arthur Hockaday, Admiralty; Jean Nunn, Private Secretary to the Home Secretary; William Girling, Chairman, Metropolitan Water Board (2); Alfred Morton, constituent (4). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by Lorna Cowper, Monica Graham, "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt and Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], WSC's secretaries and Peter Oates, WSC's Private Secretary, and Richard Greville, Honorary Secretary.Other subjects include: housing, taxation and civil and war pension enquiries; invitations and requests for WSC's autograph; school provision in Harlow New Town [Essex]; fare increases by London Transport and complaints; living conditions for the RAF in the Middle East; new working conditions in the Electricity industry; emigration to Australia; ticket requests for the House of Commons; war damage claims; the payment of Post War Credits; property development; resale price maintenance on houses and medicines.Also includes: regional details for the Ministry of Fuel and Power; programme for the official opening of the Grange Farm Centre and reports on the centre; press cuttings; draft messages for WSC to send to the Industrial Life Insurance Luncheon, and the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children); advisory pamphlet from the Central Land Board on buying and selling building plots; open letter from the New Zealand Council of Producers Co-operatives on trade with Britain.


  • 27 Nov 1950 - 17 Dec 1951

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2 file(s) (2 files (414 loose folios))

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