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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, C - D., 15 Apr 1951 - 16 Dec 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/76A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association including W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent (17); Peter Hudson, Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport (5); [Margaret] Barbara Sloman [Assistant Principal], Treasury; Stuart Mallinson; Gordon Wilson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War; Arthur Hockaday, Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty; Stuart Gilbert, Private Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Local Government; Jack Charles, Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Supply; Cyril Walker, Director of Housing and Valuer, London County Council; Graeme Finlay, Private Secretary to the Minister of Education; Peter Kitcatt, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies; Thomas Caulcott, Assistant Principal, War Damage Commission. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by CSC [President of Woodford Conservative Association] and Lettice Marston [also Lettice Shillingford], "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Chips Gemmell and Monica Graham, WSC's secretaries, Peter Oates, WSC's Private Secretary, and Christopher Soames, WSC's Parliamentary Private Secretary.Subjects include: the execution of Derek Bentley; invitations for WSC and congratulations on his Order of the Garter; housing and pension enquiries; purchase tax; requests for WSC to oppose measures including the Sunday Observance Bill and a bill giving legal protection to abortion practitioners; the Transport Bill, including the de-nationalization of road haulage and the regulation of passenger transport; local schools and rail services; the establishment of the Central African Federation; commercial television; equal pay for women.Also includes: petitions from the Catholic Women's League against abortion, and from the No Conscription Council; a press photograph of WSC at Woodford; press cuttings; notes of thanks by WSC to well-wishers on his Order of the Garter; a submission from the National Federation of Off-Licence Holders' Associations, on selling small measures of spirits.


  • Creation: 15 Apr 1951 - 16 Dec 1953

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folios 199 - 203 and 269 - 273, closed for 75 years until 2029, and folios 79 - 83, closed for 100 years until 2054, on grounds of data protection due to the presence of sensitive and personal information on potentially living individuals.


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