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Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 11 Jan 1956 - 28 Nov 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/60A-B

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (11 January, London), entitled "The Benjamin Franklin Medal", on the value of receiving the award because of WSC's American blood and because of Franklin's work to preserve unity between the United States and Britain, and on the task of maintaining that unity in the future. Part published: Complete Speeches VIII p 8671.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (31 March, Roquebrune, Cap Martin [France]) upon receiving honorary citizenship of Roquebrune, on WSC's winter at Roquebrune, his long friendship with France and sympathy with French difficulties in North Africa. Source material includes notes on arrangements for the ceremony, a proposed programme and draft speech notes by Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC] and Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz]. Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (13 April, Primrose League Meeting, Albert Hall [London]) entitled '"A Tough Time"' on subjects including: a welcome for Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton], Secretary of State for the Colonies, as principal speaker; economic problems, including the trade balance; the failure of nationalization; the forthcoming visit by a Soviet delegation, and the importance of improving personal relations between national leaders; Britain and the United States' part in preventing war between Egypt and Israel. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8671 - 3. Speech notes for WSC's speech (19 April, dinner given by the Mayor of Wanstead and Woodford, Sir James Hawkey Hall [Woodford, Essex]) on the career of Hawkey, former Mayor of Wanstead and Woodford, the need for such men in local government and the need for local government to work with the least possible interference from central government. Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (23 April, Cassells Luncheon, Royal College of Surgeons' Hall [London]) on laying the foundation stone of the new Cassells building, receiving an honorary fellowship from the College and a medal from the French Embassy, WSC's sympathy with the French position in North Africa and his own contribution to the progress of printing.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (27 April [London]) for WSC's instalment as Grand Seigneur of the Hudson's Bay Company, on the importance of rebuilding Britain's economic reserves and overseas investments, the Hudson Bay Company's interests in Canada and Canadian development, and the importance of intelligent and economic exploitation of the earth. Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (3 May, St Paul's Cathedral [London]) entitled "Lord Camrose" for the unveiling of the memorial to 1st Lord Camrose [earlier William Berry, late Chairman of the Daily Telegraph and the Amalgamated Press]. Published: Complete Speeches VIII p 8673.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (10 May, Aachen, Germany) entitled "Grand Alliance of European Powers", on receiving the Charlemagne Prize, on subjects including: the success of the previous prize-winner, Konrad Adenauer, Federal Chancellor; the original founding of Charlemagne's empire; changes in Germany since the war, particularly the reconciliation of West Germany [later part of Germany] with Britain and the United States, and the founding of NATO for the further unity of Europe, including France and Germany; the need to support France in North Africa; the main principle of NATO of unity against aggression; hopes for the Soviet Union to join as part of a united Europe, and for a free Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic and Slovakia] and reunified Germany; the importance of NATO avoiding violence and apathy; the effectiveness of a resolute defensive front in Western Europe. Source material includes letters (2) and draft speech notes by Charles Johnston, Foreign Office on European unity in the face of danger, and notes on Charlemagne and the history of Aachen. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8674 - 6.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (delivered by CSC, 21 November, Hermon Hill branch dinner [Woodford]) on the work done by constituency branches, support for the local Young Conservatives, WSC's support for the Government's actions on Egypt's blocking of the Suez Canal, and the situation in Hungary. Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (28 November, 29 Hyde Park Gate [London]) for the presentation of the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize (in tribute to 1st Lord Norwich [earlier Sir Alfred Duff Cooper]) to Alan Moorehead.


  • Creation: 11 Jan 1956 - 28 Nov 1956

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