Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, O - R.

Reference code: CHUR 3/81

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Date: 05 May 1948 - 16 Dec 1953


Correspondents include: Barry Smallman, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies; Stuart Gilbert, [Private Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Local Government] (3); [Margaret] Barbara Sloman, [Assistant Principal], Treasury (2); E Landells, Ministry of National Insurance (5); Gordon Wilson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War (3); John Marshall, [Principal], Treasury; John Morrison, [later 2nd Lord Dunrossil, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations]; John Parkin, Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War; representatives of Wanstead and Woodford Rotary Club, including A McCarlie Findlay, Honorary Secretary (10); Randolph Churchill; Sydney Pegler, Secretary, Ilford and Woodford Branch, RAF Association (8). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by WSC, Lettice Marston [also Lettice Shillingford], Lorna Cowper, "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Monica Graham and Elizabeth Gilliatt, WSC's secretaries, and Peter Oates and John Colville, WSC's Private Secretaries.

Subjects include: housing enquiries, including housing development; requests for WSC to oppose the Sunday Observance Bill; purchase tax enquiries; a National Loan scheme; civil and war pension enquiries; requests for tickets to the House of Commons; the treatment of horses for slaughter; invitations for WSC; sugar rationing; a Central African Federation; the execution of "the Rosenbergs" in the United States.

Also includes: a booklet on the local history of Wanstead [Essex]; memorandum from the National Council of Tenants' and Residents' Association against a general rent rise; press cutting from the Sunday Dispatch on conditions for British troops in Korea; a Rotary Club badge for WSC; cutting from the local branch magazine of the RAF Association, with a photograph of WSC as branch president; draft messages for WSC to send to the main RAF Association, and to the local branch for Battle of Britain Week.

The majority of material in the file dates to 1951 - 1953.



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Open, except for folios 35 - 41, closed for 75 years until 2029 on data protection grounds due to the presence of sensitive and personal information on a potentially living individual.

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