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Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association including Sir James Hawkey, Chairman and W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent (12); Brian Robson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State of Air (2); [Margaret] Barbara Sloman, Assistant Principal, Treasury (2); P M Ibbotson, Private Secretary, Ministry of Health (7); John Leeming, Private Secretary to the Chairman, HM Customs and Excise; George Moseley, Private Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Local Government; Jack Beddoe, Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Local Government and Planning; Stuart Gilbert, Private Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Planning (5); Gordon Wilson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War (7); Hilda Barlow, constituent (6); Hugh Gough, Bishop of Barking [London] on the Sunday Observance Bill; [David] Colin Humphreys, Private Secretary, Air Ministry (2); George Beck, Bishop of Brentwood [Essex] on the persecution of the Catholic Church in Poland and Catholic school building costs (3). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by Lettice Marston [also Lettice Shillingford], WSC's secretary, and Peter Oates, WSC's Private Secretary.
Other subjects include: housing, pension and employment enquiries; land development charges; requisitioning of land for building; purchase tax; a Government dispute with the Building Material Producers Association on the use of wood in building; the execution of Derek Bentley; Coronation gifts to children; ticket requests for the House of Commons.
Also includes: press cuttings; list of Royal Auxiliary Air Force squadrons; leaflet on Catholic School Building projects from the Diocese of Brentwood; copies of letters from WSC to individuals including the Bishop of Brentwood on Catholic schools; photographs, including some of WSC at a local civic service; local petitions in support of international peace.
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