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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, U - Z., 13 Jun 1951 - 28 Dec 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/83

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association including W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent (11); Raymond Gedling [Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Health]; Brian Robson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Air (2); L A Knight, Honorary Secretary, Wanstead and Woodford Chamber of Commerce (4); [Walter] Leonard Allinson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Education (3); Cyril Walker, Director of Housing and Valuer, London County Council; Robert Warrior, constituent (4); representatives of West Essex Conservative Club Limited (6); Gordon Wilson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War (2); John Rogerson, Private Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government; Stuart Gilbert, Private Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Local Government; George Dudman, Legal Secretary, Law Officers' Department, Royal Courts of Justice; representatives of Wanstead and Woodford Peace Committee (6). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by CSC [President, Woodford Conservative Association] and Chips Gemmell, CSC's secretary, and Lettice Marston [also Lettice Shillingford], WSC's secretary.Subjects include: housing enquiries, including protests against a proposed housing estate; requests for WSC to support various bills, and oppose the Sunday Observance Bill and a bill giving legal protection to abortion practitioners; pension and National Insurance enquiries; requests for donations; rates; import quotas; Coronation arrangements for schools.Also includes: agenda for the Wanstead and Woodford Civil Defence Association annual general meeting; leaflets on the Children's Society and on grammar school teachers' pay; press cuttings; petitions against a new housing estate, and a peace petition from the Woodford peace committee; booklet on the history of the local cricket club, and fixture lists for the cricket and tennis club; a Ministry of Education circular for local education authorities by Gilbert Flemming [Private Secretary, Ministry of Education] on guidance for schools on arrangements of the Coronation.


  • Creation: 13 Jun 1951 - 28 Dec 1953

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Open, except for folios 209 - 223, closed for 100 years until 2054 on data protection grounds due to the presence of sensitive and personal information on a potentially living individual.


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