Political: Constituency: Woodford, Essex: Sir James Hawkey, Chairman of Woodford Conservative Association [until 1952], and the Sir James Hawkey Hall, Woodford.

Reference code: CHUR 3/17

Part of: CHUR 3
Next record: CHUR 3/18
Previous record: CHUR 3/16

Date: Jan 1952 - May 1955


Other correspondents include: John Harvey, Chairman of the Bridge Ward Branch of the Conservative Association and Chairman of the Association [from 1954] (2); [Richard] Michael Fraser [later Lord Fraser of Kilmorack] of the Conservative Research Department on policy concerning the Gold Standard; Sir Roger Hawkey; A McCarlie Findlay, Town Clerk and Solicitor of the Borough of Wanstead and Woodford (9). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: CSC (President of Woodford Conservative Association); secretaries Lettice Marston (Lettice Shillingford), Grace Hamblin, "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], and Elizabeth Gilliatt.

Other subjects include: a report of an alleged conflict between the Association and WSC over a resolution to a party meeting; local party workers; tensions within the Association; Hawkey's death; WSC attending the opening ceremony for the Hawkey Hall.

Also includes: cuttings on tensions in the Association and Hawkey's death; copy of Optima quarterly review; copies and drafts of WSC's statement on Hawkey's death; details on Hawkey's career; material on the opening of the Hall, including plans, programmes, the order of proceedings, and a copy of WSC's notes for his speech (26 March 1955) paying tribute to Hawkey and on the duties of an MP [notes, typescript and other material for this speech can also be found in CHUR 5/57].





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