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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence., 21 Dec 1959 - 14 Dec 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/106A-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 (19), Doris Moss, Chairman (8) and R T Prout, Honorary Treasurer (4) on constituency affairs including finances, meetings, office-holders and WSC's retirement as member for Woodford; Peter Mountfield, Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury; John Harvey [MP for Walthamstow East, Essex] (2); A McCarlie Findlay, Wanstead and Woodford Town Clerk and Solicitor (6); representatives of the Woodford Young Conservatives (9); [Joan] Jill Knight; Donald Forbes, former Chairman, Woodford Conservative Association, and Vice-President, West Essex Conservative Club (2); John Wyndham [later 1st Lord Egremont and 6th Lord Leconfield, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Henry Brooke [later Lord Brooke of Cumnor], Home Secretary; Alan Turney [Assistant Private Secretary to the Home Secretary]; representatives of Woodford and District Teachers' Association (4); John Hare [later 1st Lord Blakenham, Minister of Labour] on local authority working conditions; Sir Frank Foster [President, Loughton (South) Conservative Association, Essex]; Christopher Soames on WSC's retirement; Martin Redmayne, Government Chief Whip, on WSC's retirement; Philip Holland; Geoffrey Cockerill, Private Secretary to the Minister of Education; [Charles] Patrick Jenkin, Conservative candidate for Wanstead and Woodford (5); representatives of Wanstead and Woodford Rotary Club (4); Francis Pearson [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by WSC to individuals listed above, including Martin Redmayne and John Harvey and also to Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton, Prime Minister], and by CSC and Lettice Shillingford [earlier Lettice Marston], Catherine Snelling, Doreen Pugh and Grace Hamblin, WSC's secretaries, and Anthony Montague-Browne, WSC's Private Secretary.Other subjects include: grants to universities; grazing rights in Epping Forest [Essex]; invitations for WSC and requests for signed photographs, donations and sponsorship; London juvenile courts; teachers' pay; requests for WSC to vote on various bills in Parliament including the Deer (England and Wales) Bill.Also includes: copy of "Fifty Old Pictures of Woodford"; copies of messages for WSC to send to various local organizations, including for the Woodford Borough jubilee; press release by the British Naturopathic and Osteopathic Association on alternative medicine; Woodford Conservative Association accounts for 1961; copies of correspondence and notes on a local planning application; agenda for the Woodford Young Conservatives' annual general meeting, 1963, and their Chairman's report, 1962; extract from Hansard on speeches by Sir Edward Boyle, Minister of Education, on the Remuneration of Teachers Bill.The majority of material in the file dates to 1962 - 1963.


  • 21 Dec 1959 - 14 Dec 1963

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2 file(s) (2 files (357 loose folios))

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