Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]

Reference code: CHUR 3

Part of: CHUR
Next record: CHUR 4
Previous record: CHUR 2

Date: 1943 - 1965

Scope/content:

This class of papers covers WSC's time as Conservative MP for Woodford, where he served from 26 July 1945 to 15 October 1964. His earlier years as MP for Epping [Essex] are covered in the pre-1945 Chartwell Papers at CHAR 7.

The vast majority of the papers consists of correspondence handled by WSC's office and local officials, particularly representatives of Woodford Division Conservative Association, including the Honorary Secretaries and Agents Frederick Mummery, and later W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler. They are arranged in two main sections; the first part (and also the final five files) consists of files relating to local events and organizations, such as the Woodford Conservative Association, its officials, General Election campaigns and local authorities. The second, larger section consists of a series of constituents' correspondence, including correspondence with constituency and Government officials on individual cases. These files are arranged alphabetically according to the surname of the correspondent, and also occasionally according to a particular subject or organization, and run in chronological order, although in many cases papers from an earlier date have been brought forward. The files cover standard constituency business, such as WSC's support for various local associations, and a range of local concerns put forward by constituents, including war damage and the resulting housing shortage, the re-development of the Woodford area, taxation, rationing, local education and transport. There are also many letters from constituents on personal matters, such as pensions, National Service (including demobilization), employment and health. In a large number of files, where correspondents give particularly sensitive and confidential personal information relating to potentially living people, some items have been closed on data protection grounds for periods intended to cover the lifetime of the individual concerned.

Keywords

UKAT

Corporate

Related material

Churchill Archives Centre holds a collection of "Other Deposited Collections relating to Sir Winston Churchill" which includes a section relating to his time as MP for Woodford, 1955-1964 (see WCHL 16).

Contained records

Reference Record Date
CHUR 3/1 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with officers, associations, wards, clubs, etc., A-M. Jul 1946 - Feb 1949
CHUR 3/2 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with officers, associations, wards, clubs, etc., N-Z. May 1946 - Mar 1949
CHUR 3/3 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: applications for House of Commons tickets from or on behalf of WSC's constituents. Aug 1947 - Jan 1950
CHUR 3/4 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with officers, associations, wards, clubs, etc., A-M. Jun 1948 - Nov 1950
CHUR 3/5 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with officers, associations, wards, clubs, etc., N-Z. Jan 1949 - Dec 1950
CHUR 3/6 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with the Conservative Research Department, particularly [Joint Director, Percy] Cohen. Mar 1949 - Oct 1951
CHUR 3/7 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: drafts of messages and correspondence for the general election. Jan 1950 - Mar 1950
CHUR 3/8 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: "Political" correspondence on the appointment of WSC's agent, elections, etc. Jan 1950 - Dec 1950
CHUR 3/9A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence, mainly with Wanstead and Woodford Borough Council. Mar 1950 - Nov 1958
CHUR 3/10 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence about the general election. Aug 1951 - Nov 1951
CHUR 3/11 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence on arranging visits to the Houses of Parliament from or on behalf of WSC's constituents. Mar 1951 - Jul 1956
CHUR 3/12A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence, mainly with representatives of Woodford Conservative Association. Nov 1950 - Dec 1958
CHUR 3/13 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or about constituency officers. Nov 1951 - Mar 1958
CHUR 3/14 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence, mainly with Alderman Donald Forbes, Mayor of Wanstead and Woodford [1953-54] and Chairman of Woodford Conservative Association [from 1956]. Sep 1951 - May 1958
CHUR 3/15 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence, mainly with J W Faulkner, Clerk of Chigwell Urban District Council [Essex]. Dec 1951 - May 1955
CHUR 3/16 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: applications for House of Commons tickets and arranging visits to the Houses of Parliament from or on behalf of WSC's constituents. Jan 1952 - Nov 1955
CHUR 3/17 Political: Constituency: Woodford, Essex: Sir James Hawkey, Chairman of Woodford Conservative Association [until 1952], and the Sir James Hawkey Hall, Woodford. Jan 1952 - May 1955
CHUR 3/18 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with Woodford Conservative Association branches at Aldersbrook, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Monkhams, Snaresbrook, and Wanstead [all Essex]. Aug 1952 - Jun 1956
CHUR 3/19 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with Woodford Young Conservatives. Oct 1951 - Jan 1959
CHUR 3/20 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence concerning various business. Jan 1952 - Dec 1958
CHUR 3/21 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence, mainly with John Harvey, Vice-Chairman [until 1954] and Chairman [1954-1956] of Woodford Conservative Association, and MP [for Walthamstow East, Essex, from 1955]. May 1954 - Dec 1958
CHUR 3/22A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: papers and correspondence for the general election. Apr 1955 - Jun 1955
CHUR 3/23A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-B. Mar 1943 - Apr 1946
CHUR 3/24 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, C-F. Apr 1945 - Apr 1946
CHUR 3/25A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, G-K. Apr 1945 - May 1946
CHUR 3/26A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, L-R. Jun 1945 - May 1946
CHUR 3/27A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, S-Z. May 1945 - Jun 1946
CHUR 3/28 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-J. Dec 1945 - Sep 1946
CHUR 3/29A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K-Z. Jan 1946 - Sep 1946
CHUR 3/30 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-H. Jul 1946 - Nov 1946
CHUR 3/31 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, I-Z. Jul 1946 - Nov 1946
CHUR 3/32 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-G. Mar 1946 - Feb 1947
CHUR 3/33 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, H-Z. Jan 1946 - Feb 1947
CHUR 3/34A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-J. Nov 1946 - May 1947
CHUR 3/35 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K-Z. Apr 1946 - May 1947
CHUR 3/36A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-H. Jan 1947 - Jul 1947
CHUR 3/37 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, I-Z. Jul 1946 - Jul 1947
CHUR 3/38 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-H. Oct 1946 - Oct 1947
CHUR 3/39 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, I-Z. Mar 1947 - Oct 1947
CHUR 3/40A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-J. Sep 1946 - Mar 1948
CHUR 3/41A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K-Z. Jun 1947 - Feb 1948
CHUR 3/42 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-H. Jan 1948 - May 1948
CHUR 3/43 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, I-Z. Oct 1947 - May 1948
CHUR 3/44 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-J. Jun 1947 - Oct 1948
CHUR 3/45 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K-Z. Feb 1948 - Oct 1948
CHUR 3/46 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-J. Jan 1947 - Feb 1949
CHUR 3/47 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K-Z. Sep 1948 - Feb 1949
CHUR 3/48 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: letters from individuals and petitions from public houses in connection with the Licensing Bill 1948. Dec 1948
CHUR 3/49 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-G. Mar 1948 - May 1949
CHUR 3/50 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, H-Z. Dec 1948 - May 1949
CHUR 3/51 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-L. Apr 1949 - Aug 1949
CHUR 3/52 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, M-Z. Nov 1947 - Aug 1949
CHUR 3/53 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-L. May 1949 - Dec 1949
CHUR 3/54 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, M-Z. May 1949 - Dec 1949
CHUR 3/55 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - Z. 15 May 1945 - 01 Mar 1950
CHUR 3/56 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - J. 25 Jan 1950 - 08 May 1950
CHUR 3/57 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K - Z. 12 Dec 1949 - 01 May 1950
CHUR 3/58A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - Z. 14 May 1948 - 30 May 1951
CHUR 3/59 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - J. 06 Apr 1950 - 27 Sep 1951
CHUR 3/60 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K - Z. 24 Aug 1948 - 13 Aug 1951
CHUR 3/61 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - H. 30 Dec 1949 - 21 Dec 1950
CHUR 3/62 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, I - Z. 13 Jun 1950 - 28 Dec 1950
CHUR 3/63A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - Z. 07 Mar 1950 - 19 Mar 1951
CHUR 3/64A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - D. 15 Jan 1945 - 18 Apr 1952
CHUR 3/65A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, E - O. 27 Nov 1950 - 17 Dec 1951
CHUR 3/66A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, P - Z. 20 Nov 1950 - 31 Dec 1951
CHUR 3/67A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - B. 30 Jul 1951 - 29 Jan 1953
CHUR 3/68A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, C - E. 01 Apr 1951 - 30 Dec 1952
CHUR 3/69A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, F - H. 11 Nov 1949 - 24 Dec 1952
CHUR 3/70A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, I - L. 06 Feb 1950 - 17 Dec 1952
CHUR 3/71 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, M - Q. 03 Jan 1951 - 22 Dec 1952
CHUR 3/72A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, R - S. 21 Aug 1950 - 17 Dec 1952
CHUR 3/73 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, T - Wi. 18 Mar 1951 - 23 Dec 1952
CHUR 3/74 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, Wo - Z. 10 Aug 1951 - 29 Apr 1953
CHUR 3/75 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - B. 16 Oct 1951 - 23 Dec 1953
CHUR 3/76A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, C - D. 15 Apr 1951 - 16 Dec 1953
CHUR 3/77 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, E - G. 14 Mar 1951 - 31 Dec 1953
CHUR 3/78A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, H - J. 24 Nov 1951 - 22 Dec 1953
CHUR 3/79 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K - L. 01 Jul 1951 - 01 Dec 1953
CHUR 3/80 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, M - N. 24 Nov 1947 - 29 Dec 1953
CHUR 3/81 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, O - R. 05 May 1948 - 16 Dec 1953
CHUR 3/82A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, S - T. 28 Jul 1947 - 21 Dec 1953
CHUR 3/83 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, U - Z. 13 Jun 1951 - 28 Dec 1953
CHUR 3/84 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - B. 13 Jun 1951 - 28 Dec 1953
CHUR 3/85 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, C - F. 03 Mar 1953 - 29 Dec 1954
CHUR 3/86 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, G - K. 15 Oct 1953 - 28 Jan 1955
CHUR 3/87 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, L - O. 20 Aug 1943 - 30 Dec 1954
CHUR 3/88 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, P - S. 16 Oct 1953 - 18 Jan 1955
CHUR 3/89 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, T. 17 Jun 1952 - 04 Nov 1954
CHUR 3/90 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, U - Z. 15 Jan 1951 - 23 May 1955
CHUR 3/91A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - B. 12 Jul 1954 - 06 Dec 1956
CHUR 3/92A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, C - E. 18 Nov 1954 - 11 Jan 1959
CHUR 3/93A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, F - H. 19 Feb 1951 - 18 Oct 1956
CHUR 3/94 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, I - L. 22 Nov 1949 - 30 Nov 1956
CHUR 3/95A-C Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, M - Q. 15 Nov 1954 - 14 Dec 1956
CHUR 3/96A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, R - S. 08 Apr 1953 - 07 Jan 1957
CHUR 3/97A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, T - Z. 06 Feb 1952 - 04 Dec 1956
CHUR 3/98A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - C. 04 Jan 1957 - 30 Dec 1959
CHUR 3/99A-C Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, D - G. 03 Jan 1956 - 16 Dec 1959
CHUR 3/100A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, H - L. 08 Jan 1957 - 02 Dec 1959
CHUR 3/101A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, M - R. 14 Apr 1955 - 23 Dec 1959
CHUR 3/102 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, S - T. 01 May 1956 - 02 Oct 1959
CHUR 3/103 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, U - Z. 08 Nov 1956 - 23 Dec 1959
CHUR 3/104A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence. 02 Oct 1953 - 23 Dec 1959
CHUR 3/105A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence. 25 Nov 1959 - 31 May 1962
CHUR 3/106A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence. 21 Dec 1959 - 14 Dec 1963
CHUR 3/107 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence. 19 Sep 1963 - 02 Feb 1965
CHUR 3/108 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: General Election. 11 Jul 1959 - 18 Oct 1959