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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, O - R., 05 May 1948 - 16 Dec 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/81

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Barry Smallman, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies; Stuart Gilbert, [Private Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Local Government] (3); [Margaret] Barbara Sloman, [Assistant Principal], Treasury (2); E Landells, Ministry of National Insurance (5); Gordon Wilson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War (3); John Marshall, [Principal], Treasury; John Morrison, [later 2nd Lord Dunrossil, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations]; John Parkin, Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War; representatives of Wanstead and Woodford Rotary Club, including A McCarlie Findlay, Honorary Secretary (10); Randolph Churchill; Sydney Pegler, Secretary, Ilford and Woodford Branch, RAF Association (8). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by WSC, Lettice Marston [also Lettice Shillingford], Lorna Cowper, "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Monica Graham and Elizabeth Gilliatt, WSC's secretaries, and Peter Oates and John Colville, WSC's Private Secretaries.Subjects include: housing enquiries, including housing development; requests for WSC to oppose the Sunday Observance Bill; purchase tax enquiries; a National Loan scheme; civil and war pension enquiries; requests for tickets to the House of Commons; the treatment of horses for slaughter; invitations for WSC; sugar rationing; a Central African Federation; the execution of "the Rosenbergs" in the United States.Also includes: a booklet on the local history of Wanstead [Essex]; memorandum from the National Council of Tenants' and Residents' Association against a general rent rise; press cutting from the Sunday Dispatch on conditions for British troops in Korea; a Rotary Club badge for WSC; cutting from the local branch magazine of the RAF Association, with a photograph of WSC as branch president; draft messages for WSC to send to the main RAF Association, and to the local branch for Battle of Britain Week.The majority of material in the file dates to 1951 - 1953.


  • Creation: 05 May 1948 - 16 Dec 1953

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folios 35 - 41, 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 (277 loose folios))

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