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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence., 02 Oct 1953 - 23 Dec 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/104A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence on constituency affairs by individuals including: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association including W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent (20), John Harvey, Chairman [1954 - 56] (9) and Donald Forbes, Vice-Chairman, later Chairman [1956 - 61] (6), on constituency affairs including finances, meetings, office holders, Barlow-Wheeler's future employment and the 1959 General Election; F J Matthews, Chairman, Industrial Life Insurance Offices, on asking WSC and his representatives to speak or send messages to the Industrial Life Insurance Luncheon (6); A McCarlie Findlay, Wanstead and Woodford Town Clerk and Solicitor, on subjects including London transport conference details, and arrangements for the unveiling of WSC's statue [by David McFall] in Woodford Green (24); Sir Anthony Bevir, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Sir Stephen Pierssene, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office; Harold Watkinson, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, on the local rail service (4); George Christ [Parliamentary Liaison Officer, Conservative Party] on subjects including speeches to be given by WSC (4); Thomas Shearer, Air Ministry; John Biggs-Davison [MP for Chigwell, Essex]; J B Marks, Officer Commanding Wanstead and Woodford Air Training Corps (4); Sir William Welch, Lord Mayor of London; Albert Cooper [MP for Ilford South, Essex]; Christopher Soames, on speaking in Woodford; Geoffrey Chipperfield, Private Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Local Government; "Monty" [1st Lord Montgomery of Alamein] on unveiling WSC's statue; "Rab" [R A Butler], Chairman of the Conservative Party. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by WSC to individuals listed above, including R A Butler and John Harvey, and by CSC and Lettice Shillingford [earlier Lettice Marston], Catherine Snelling, Jane Welby, "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Monica Graham, Doreen Pugh and Gillian Maturin, WSC's secretaries, and Anthony Montague-Browne, WSC's Private Secretary.Other subjects include: tributes to WSC on his retirement; the photo of WSC by Yousuf Karsh; invitations for WSC and donation requests; straying livestock.Also includes: cuttings from the Insurance Mail with messages by WSC for the Industrial Life Insurance Luncheons; messages from WSC to the Woodford Conservative Association for their annual general meetings; Woodford Conservative Association Chairman's report for 1955; notes, minutes and a press statement from conferences of local boroughs and councils on London transport, an extract from the notes of the committee of inquiry into London transport, including a note by Herbert Nichols, engineer, on overcrowding, and minutes of the London transport users' consultative committee; annual report of the Royal Wanstead School for 1959; copy of the programme and Montgomery's speech on the unveiling of WSC's statue; policy guidelines for Conservative electoral candidates on education, and a set of questions for candidates from the National Union of Teachers; list of Woodford Conservative Association executive council members.


  • Creation: 02 Oct 1953 - 23 Dec 1959

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