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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, M - N., 24 Nov 1947 - 29 Dec 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/80

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (7); Gordon Wilson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War; Leonard Bevan, Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Secretary, Board of Trade; Stuart Gilbert, Private Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Local Government (3); Peter Hudson [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation] (2); George Moseley, Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Local Government and Planning; [Richard] Michael Fraser [later Lord Fraser of Kilmorack], [Joint Director], Conservative Research Department (2); Thomas Caulcott, [Assistant Principal], War Damage Commission (2); [Margaret] Barbara Sloman, [Assistant Principal], Treasury (3); Cyril Walker, Director of Housing and Valuer, London County Council; [Walter] Leonard Allinson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Education (2); Jack Charles, Private Secretary to the Minister of Supply; Jack Baldry, Private Secretary to the Postmaster General. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by CSC [President, Woodford Conservative Association] and Lettice Marston [also Lettice Shillingford], Lorna Cowper, "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow] and Elizabeth Gilliatt, WSC's secretaries.Subjects include: commercial television; requests for WSC to support a Parliamentary motion on equal pay for women, and oppose the Sunday Observance Bill; war damage claims; pension enquiries; National Service; tendering for road haulage units under the de-nationalization of transport services; housing enquiries, including building development charges and the sale of council houses; purchase tax; requests for tickets to the House of Commons; official recognition for the Engineering Officers (Telecommunications) Association.Also includes: copies of letters from John Edwards and John Belcher, former Parliamentary Secretaries at the Board of Trade, on a war damage claim; supplement to the Bombay Chronicle on a visit to India by a Moral Re-Armament delegation; draft message for WSC to send to a local branch of the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children); leaflet from the National Spastics Society.The majority of material in this file dates to 1951 - 1953.


  • Creation: 24 Nov 1947 - 29 Dec 1953

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folios 185 - 192, closed for 75 years until 2029 on data protection grounds due to the presence of sensitive and personal information on a potentially living individual.


1 item(s) (1 file (349 loose folios))

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