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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - B., 12 Jul 1954 - 06 Dec 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/91A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association, including John Harvey, Chairman (6) and W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent (5); Robert Armstrong [later Lord Armstrong of Ilminster], Private Secretary to the [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Alexander Gordon-Brown, Private Secretary, Home Office (2); Norman Calvert [Assistant Principal], Ministry of Housing and Local Government (7); Duncan Sandys, Minister of Housing and Local Government; Stuart Gilbert, [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Local Government]; Angus Fraser, Private Secretary, Board of Customs and Excise; Raymond Mayoh [Principal], Ministry of Health (2); John Johnston, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies; Hugh [Gough], Bishop of Barking, on conditions in Kenya; George Wedd, Ministry of Housing and Local Government (3); Gordon Downey [Assistant Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Bernard Lawrence, Chief Education Officer for Essex; Jack Croft-Baker [later Jack Baker], President, British Trawlers' Federation; Reginald Allerton, Director of Housing, London County Council. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by WSC to various individuals including Duncan Sandys, and by Lettice Shillingford [earlier Lettice Marston], Elizabeth Gilliatt and Doreen Pugh, WSC's secretaries, Gwen Davies, WSC's Assistant Private Secretary and Christopher Soames, WSC's Parliamentary Secretary.Other subjects include: local school provision; protests against a housing project and general housing enquiries.Also includes: a leaflet on cinema entertainment tax; copy of the report of an inquiry into housing projects by Wanstead and Woodford and East Ham [London] councils; press cuttings; photographs of models of a proposed housing project; annual reports of the Ashton [Essex] Playing Fields and Youth Centre; Colonial Office memorandum commenting on a Church Missionary Society pamphlet on Kenya, with the pamphlet itself; note on pay and allowances for officers in the Armed Forces.


  • 12 Jul 1954 - 06 Dec 1956

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2 file(s) (2 files (339 loose folios))

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