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University of Huddersfield Archive Service

Politics Collections

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Huddersfield’s fascinating political history is brought to life in Heritage Quay by the extensive range of collections that document the area’s 20th and 21st century political story. The overarching influence of the labour movement and the Labour Party on this narrative is keenly reflected through the collections. From the emergence and development of the Party’s grass roots (Huddersfield Labour Party Archive, Colne Valley Labour Party Archive and the Denby Dale Labour Party Archive) to the upper echelons of Westminster (J H Whitley, MP and Speaker of the House of Commons and JPW Mallalieu, MP Archives; Robert Blatchford Collections) and New Labour politics (Mick Clapham, MP Archive).

These collections reveal the local realities of the national party political system, and how this system has been informed and influenced by the unique character of Huddersfield’s political landscape. The library of famous statistician G.H. Wood covers economic and social history, education, health, housing and women’s history during the late 19th and early 20th century, and complement more contemporary leftwing publications including the Left Book Club and modern periodicals.

Catalogued Collections Library of Arthur Gardiner - www.heritagequay.org/archives/AG/ Library of Alistair Wilson - www.heritagequay.org/archives/AWI/ Robert Blatchford Archive - www.heritagequay.org/archives/BLA/ Colne Valley Labour Party Archive - www.heritagequay.org/archives/CVL/ Denby Dale Labour Party Archive www.heritagequay.org/archives/?keyword=Denby+Dale+Labour+Party+Archive George Henry Wood Collection - www.heritagequay.org/archives/GHW/ Garth Pratt Co-operative Society Library - www.heritagequay.org/archives/GPC/ J H Whitley Archive - www.heritagequay.org/archives/JHW/ Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu, MP Archive www.heritagequay.org/archives/JPM/ Noreen Logan Archive (Relating to Huddersfield Labour Party) www.heritagequay.org/archives/NL/

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Uncatalogued Collections Bow Group Publications Library www.heritagequay.org/archives/?keyword=bow+group Huddersfield Labour Party Archive - www.heritagequay.org/archives/HLP/ Independent Labour Party Pamphlets - www.heritagequay.org/archives/ILP/ Left Book Club Publications Library www.heritagequay.org/archives/?keyword=left+book+club Mick Clapham, MP Archive www.heritagequay.org/archives/?keyword=Clapham%2C+Mick

Printed Catalogues This file contains a high level printed catalogue for the collections listed below. These printed catalogues do not include item-level descriptions, to search the full catalogue for each collection visit www.heritagequay.org/archives Robert Blatchford Archive - www.heritagequay.org/archives/BLA/ Colne Valley Labour Party Archive - www.heritagequay.org/archives/CVL/ Denby Dale Labour Party Archive www.heritagequay.org/archives/?keyword=Denby+Dale+Labour+Party+Archive Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu, MP Archive www.heritagequay.org/archives/JPM/ Noreen Logan Archive (Relating to Huddersfield Labour Party) www.heritagequay.org/archives/NL/ J H Whitley Archive - www.heritagequay.org/archives/JHW/

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University of Huddersfield Archive Service

Robert Blatchford Archive 1895-1951

To search this catalogue electronically please visit www.heritagequay.org/archives

Accession No(s): 2013-11-15 Date of Accession: 15 November 2013 Collection Reference No: BLA Catalogued Date: March 2015 Updated:

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Introduction Administrative History Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford (17 Mar 1851 – 17 Dec 1943) was a socialist campaigner, journalist and author in the United Kingdom. He was a prominent atheist and opponent of eugenics. He was also an English patriot. In the early 1920s, after the death of his wife, he turned towards spiritualism. Born in Maidstone, he lived in Halifax for many years, before settling in Norwich. He launched The Clarion newspaper in 1891. He married Sarah Crossley in 1880 and had two daughters, Winifred and Dorothea and a son, Corrie. He died in Horsham, Sussex in 1943.

Collection Description This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Robert Blatchford, socialist campaigner and journalist collected first by his immediate family and then passed into the care of Baron Lord David Clark of Windemere. It contains handwritten and bound and published copies of his poems, articles and other writings, including a matching bound set of his publications from Lord Clark's library. The collection also includes a large amount of correspondence written by Blatchford to his daughters, his personal accounts, records of his war service, newspaper cuttings and scrapbooks of his career. Box 1: Personal papers, accounts, correspondence and articles written by Blatchford. Box 2: Books by Blatchford from Lord Clark's library, mostly in English. Box 3: Bound matching set of Blatchford's books.

Extent 3 boxes

Custodial History These papers were deposited with the University of Huddersfield as a permenant loan by Lord David Clark. These papers had been passed to Lord David Clark as a gift from the niece of Blatchford. They were most likely acquired from Winnie, Blatchford's daughter. Both Winnie and Dolly Blatchford did not marry and had no heirs, and his heir Corrie, died young.

Related Material Access Conditions Originals available for consultation by appointment

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Fonds

1895-1951

Robert Blatchford Archive 3 boxes / 1.25 lm This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Robert Blatchford, socialist campaigner and journalist collected first by his immediate family and then passed into the care of Baron Lord David Clark of Windemere. It contains handwritten and bound and published copies of his poems, articles and other writings, including a matching bound set of his publications from Lord Clark's library. The collection also includes a large amount of correspondence written by Blatchford to his daughters, his personal accounts, records of his war service, newspaper cuttings and scrapbooks of his career. Box 1: Personal papers, accounts, correspondence and articles written by Blatchford. Box 2: Books by Blatchford from Lord Clark's library, mostly in English. Box 3: Bound matching set of Blatchford's books. Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/1

Subfonds

1870s-1950s

Family Documents 11 files, 3 items Documents cover correspondence between the family, and their employment and housing information, and include a number of family photographs. Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/1/1

Series Family Correspondence 7 files Correspondence amongst members of the family regarding personal business, world events and political views and activities including the work of The Clarion. Original available for consultation by appointment

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Subseries

1900s-1950s


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From Robert Blatchford

Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/1/1/2

Subseries From Sally Blatchford

Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/1/1/3

Subseries From Winifred Blatchford

Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/1/1/4

Subseries From Dorothea Blatchford

Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/1/1/5

Subseries From Friends

Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/1/1/6

Subseries To Punch and Tuppence

Original available for consultation by appointment

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BLA/1/1/7

Subseries Letters of Condolence on the death of Robert Blatchford

Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/1/2

Series

1920s-1950s

Estate and Household Records 1 file Documents relating to the contents and sale of the Blatchford's house The Firs at Horsham, Sussex. Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/1/3

Series

1867-1878

War Records 3 items Items relating to Blatchford's army service between 1867 and 1878, when he served with the Irish Regiment, 103rd Dublin Fusiliers, and the 96th Regiment of Foot (Manchester Regiment). Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/1/4

Series Photographs 1 file Photographs of the Blatchford family and many of Robert Blatchford probably used for publicity purposes. Still require individual listing. Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/1/5

Series Documents from relatives and friends

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1880s-1950s


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Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/1/5/1

File

nd

Short Story 1 file A frontispiece and a copy of a short story by Winifred Blatchford Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/1/5/2

File

1950s-1960s

Short Stories 1 file A number of typed sketches and short stories by Isobel Lowman (relationship to family unknown) Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/2

Subfonds

1891-1951

Publications 3 boxes Publications from Robert Blatchford across a range of mediums including newspaper, full length novels and plays and poetical works. Also includes a small number of publications about Blatchford by other authors. Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/2/1

Series Newspaper Articles 2 envelopes Cuttings of newspaper articles written by and about Robert Blatchford, his political and social views and convictions. Still to be individually listed.

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1907-1943


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BLA/2/2

Series

1891-1940

Novels and Non-fiction Books 30 volumes

Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/2/3

Series

nd

Plays and Poetry

Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/2/4

Series

1910-1951

Publications by Other Authors 4 volumes Books written about Robert Blatchford, his political and business endeavours, or publications distributed by The Clarion Press. Original available for consultation by appointment

BLA/2/4/1

Subseries Robert Blatchford 1 volume Robert Blatchford: A Sketch of a Personality: An Estimate of some achievements by A. Neil Lyons Original available for consultation by appointment

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University of Huddersfield Archive Service

Colne Valley Labour Party Archive 1891 – 1994

To search this catalogue electronically please visit www.heritagequay.org/archives

Accession No(s): 1979-01-01 Date of Accession: 6 April 1979 Collection Reference No: CVL Catalogued Date: 1 February 2016 Updated: ďƒ“University of Huddersfield, 2016


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Introduction Administrative History The Colne Valley Division Labour Union was founded on 21 July 1891 at a meeting of textile workers, a blacksmith (George Gardside) and a joiner (G H Cotton) at The Social Democratic Club in Slaithwaite. This was the very first constituency-based Labour Party in the country. Earlier in 1891 a Labour Union had been formed in Bradford. But unlike the Colne Valley organisation, the Bradford Labour Union was spread over several political constituencies. The Bradford and Colne Valley unions were the first two independent labour organisations in England and were among the founders of the national Independent Labour Party in 1893. By the end of 1891 over 200 members had joined the Colne Valley Division Labour Union. The Colne Valley Labour Division Labour Union's first President was George Garside, who went on to become the first Labour county councillor in the country when he was elected in 1892 for the Slaithwaite Electoral Division. In 1893 the Colne Valley Divisonal Labour Union affiliated to the Independent Labour Party, which had formed in Bradford, and this resulted in the Union adopting the Independent Labour Party's Constitution, Rules and Programme. At the Union's first meeting on 21 Jul 1891, the newly-installed Secretary was instructed to write to Tom Mann and invite him to become their parliamentary candidate. Tom Mann was one of the leading national figures in the early Labour movement; he had managed Keir Hardie's electoral campaign in Lanark in 1888, he was one of the producers of the Labour Elector journal, and he was one of the leading figures in the London Dock Strike in 1889. Tom Mann spoke at meetings of the Union in August and October 1891 and on both occasions he turned down the invitation to represent the Union as their parliamentary candidate, insisting that his work as a trade union organiser was more important. Following the successes of Independent working-class candidates in the 1892 General Election, the Union redoubled its efforts to persuade Tom Mann to become their candidate which he consented to. The unsuccessful campaign of the 1895 General Election was the only election in which Tom Mann represented the Union and in Feb 1896 he declined the opportunity to continue as the candidate for the Colne Valley Labour League (the new name of the Union). After speaking at meetings of the Colne Valley Labour League in 1906, Victor Grayson was adopted as the Labour candidate for the constituency in 1907 and he suceeded in winning the by-election that took place on 18 Jul 1907 as an Independent Labour Party candidate. Grayson became a popular socialist figure in the country but also had a strained relationship with the Independent Labour Party (ILP). In the 1910 General Election Victor Grayson lost his seat and the strained relationship with the ILP then reached breaking point, with the League voting to leave the ILP in May 1910. Following this The League then became affiliated with the British Socialist Party.

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Page 13 of 104 Victor Grayson was readopted as the Party's parliamentary candidate in 1911, however from this time onwards Grayson's health was beginning to suffer and he would not be re-elected for the constituency. In May 1915 Victor Grayson resigned as the Party's parliamentary candidate. From 1917 the National Labour Party began setting up Divisional Parties and the Colne Valley Socialist League fell into line forming the Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party in April 1917. In 1918 Philip Snowden was adopted as the Party's parliamentary candidate and he went on to win the 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1929 elections in the constituency. Snowden became the first Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1924, though he only held the position for 10 months, he would later hold the same office between 1929 and 1931. In 1931 Snowden chose to join the House of Lords, becoming Viscount Snowden of Icornshaw, instead of contesting the election for the Colne Valley. Councillor Ernest Marklew was then adopted as the Party's candidate. Marklew lost the 1931 election but won the 1935 election before he died in office in June 1939, which prompted a by-election in the constituency. This by-election was won by the Party's new candidate William Glenvil Hall, who would serve as MP for the constituency until he died in 1962, aged 75. During this time the Party's successes at Parliamentary level were not matched at a local level as the Conservative, Liberal and Independent candidates dominated the Colne Valley's Urban District Councils. The Colne Valley Labour Party celebrated its jubilee on 26 Jul 1941 in the Socialist Hall, Slaithwaite. Hall's successor Patrick Duffy won the 1963 by-election that followed his death and won the General Election that took place the following year. In March 1964 the Party changed its name to the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party. Duffy would lose the 1966 General Election to the Liberal candidate Richard Wainwright who would go on to win future elections in 1974, 1979 and 1983. These years of Liberal victories in the constituency were split by David Clark's victory for the Colne Valley Labour Party in the 1970 election. Clark represented the constituency from 1970 to 1974 and after losing the February 1974 General Election, he became a Senior Lecturer in Politics at Huddersfield Polytechnic (now the University of Huddersfield) until 1979 when he returned to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for South Shields, Tyne and Wear. In 1983 the boundary of the Colne Valley constituency underwent the most significant revision in its history. The constituency lost Saddleworth to the new Littleborough constituency and Denby Dale to Dewsbury constituency, and gained Crodland Moor, Milnsbridge, Longwood and Lindley. These changes in the constituency's boundaries had a significant affect upon the performance of the Colne Valley Labour Party as it lost some key Labour areas (Denby Dale) and gained Conservative and Liberal areas (Lindley, Saddleworth). The first General Election ďƒ“University of Huddersfield, 2016


Page 14 of 104 under the new boundaries in 1983 produced the worst Labour result in over 70 years (David Williams came in third place and over 7,400 votes behind the winning Liberal candidate, Richard Wainwright). The minutes of 13 April 1983 (CVL/GV/1/1/1983) record the inaugural meeting of the new Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party following the constituency boundary changes. In 1987 Graham Riddick became the first Conservative Party MP for the Colne Valley constituency in its 102 year history (beating the Liberal candidate Nigel Jonathan Priestley into second and the Labour candidate John Andrew Harman into third). Riddick held his seat during the 1992 election (with the Labour candidate John Andrew Harman moving up into second ahead of the Liberal candidate Nigel Jonathan Priestley). During the 1997 General Election the Colne Valley Labour Party returned its first parliamentary candidate, Kali Mountford, since David Clark's term of 1970-1974. Kali Mountford won the 2001 and 2005 elections, before Jason McCartney won the 2010 and 2015 General Elections for the Conservative Party. Further details about the history of the Colne Valley Labour Party can be found in 'Colne Valley Labout Party, 1891-1991, Souvenir Centenary History' (CVL/EM/5/8) published by the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party, Jul 1991.

Collection Description Records created by the Colne Valley Labour Party in the course of its activities in promoting the support and election of Labour Party candidates for local and parliamentary elections in the Colne Valley parliamentary constituency. The collection includes the core administrative records of meeting minutes, annual reports, constitution and rules records, financial accounts, membership records, marketing records, correspondence and working papers. There is also a large amount of material that relates specifically to the Party's work and activities while contesting elections (particularly General Elections) in the Colne Valley. There is also a small but significant section of records that relate to the Colne Valley Labour Party creating, collecting and preserving records that reflect its history, these records include souvenir histories and other significant records that the Party believed were important to preserve. Also included in this material are records that relate to Victor Grayson who was a labour candidate for the Party, 1907-1915, and MP for the Colne Valley constituency, 1907-1910. The Colne Valley Labour Party existed under a number of names and been affiliated to a number of different organisations since it was formed in 1891 as the Colne Valley Division Labour Union. Details of the Party's history can be found below in the Administrative History.

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Custodial History The majority of collection was first deposited with Huddersfield Polytechnic Library on 6 Apr 1979 by Arthur Belcher, agent of the Colne Valley Labour Party.

Related Material DDL - Denby Dale Labour Party Archive held at the University of Huddersfield Archives HLP - The Huddersfield Labour Party Archive held at the University of Huddersfield Archives

Access Conditions Originals available for consultation by appointment

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Fonds

1891-1994

Colne Valley Labour Party Archive 18 boxes Records created by the Colne Valley Labour Party in the course of its activities in promoting the support and election of Labour Party candidates for local and parliamentary elections in the Colne Valley parliamentary constituency. The collection includes the core administrative records of meeting minutes, annual reports, constitution and rules records, financial accounts, membership records, marketing records, correspondence and working papers. There is also a large amount of material that relates specifically to the Party's work and activities while contesting elections (particularly General Elections) in the Colne Valley. There is also a small but significant section of records that relate to the Colne Valley Labour Party creating, collecting and preserving records that reflect its history, these records include souvenir histories and other significant records that the Party believed were important to preserve. Also included in this material are records that relate to Victor Grayson who was a labour candidate for the Party, 1907-1915, and MP for the Colne Valley constituency, 1907-1910. The Colne Valley Labour Party existed under a number of names and been affiliated to a number of different organisations since it was formed in 1891 as the Colne Valley Division Labour Union. Details of the Party's history can be found below in the Administrative History. Vast majority of the collection is available for consultation by appointment. There are some records that contain personal data relating to living individuals and this is noted in the catalogue description where applicable. These may be made available for individual consultation if the following terms have been met: - the Heritage Quay supervisor is satisfied that the researcher is consulting the records for historical research purposes only and will not cause substantial damage or distress to any subject of the records - the researcher has been alerted to the Data Protection principles that they must follow - the researcher has signed a Researcher Undertaking form It may be possible to provide a redacted copy of a record if certain sections contain data that is not suitable for production.

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Subfonds

c1900-1990


Page 17 of 104 Elections 5 boxes Records created and collected by the Colne Valley Labour Party in the course of contesting Local, National and European elections in the Colne Valley area. There are considerably more records that relate to General Elections than local and european elections. The records concern: administration; finance and expenses; selection of parliamentary candidates; meetings and itineraries; marketing; election results and analysis. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EL/1

Series

c1900-1990

General Elections 4 boxes Records created and collected by the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party in the course of contesting parliamentary elections in the Colne Valley parliamentary consitutency. The records concern: administration; finance and expenses; selection of parliamentary candidates; meetings and itineraries; marketing; election results and analysis. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EL/1/1

Series

1945-1983

Administration 4 files, 1 volume Administrative records of the Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party's (later Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party) created in order to manage the Party's General Election campaigns Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EL/1/2

Series Finances and expenses 9 files, 4 items, 2 volumes The Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party's General Election account books and General Election expense summaries and returns

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1918-1974


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Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EL/1/3

Series

1960s-1990

Selection of candidates 4 files Records concerning the selection of prospective parliamentary candidates by the Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party (later Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party) to contest General Elections in the Colne Valley parliamentary constituency. The records include applications and nominations for both successful and unsuccessful candidates. These records contain personal data relating to living individuals. The original may be made available for individual consultation if the following terms have been met: - the Heritage Quay supervisor is satisfied that the researcher is consulting the records for historical research purposes only and will not cause substantial damage or distress to any subject of the records - the researcher has been alerted to the Data Protection principles that they must follow - the researcher has signed a Researcher Undertaking form It may be possible to provide a redacted copy of a record if certain sections contain data that is not suitable for production.

CVL/EL/1/4

Series

1959-1979

Meetings and itineraries 9 files Records concerning the administration of public meetings held by the Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party (later Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party) during General Election and byelection campaigns. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EL/1/5

Series Marketing 5 files Marketing records created or collected by the Colne Valley

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c1900-1983


Page 19 of 104 Constituency Labour Party (and its predecessor) during General Election campaigns. The records include pamphlets promoting the candidacy of Labour candidates (c1900-1983), Liberal candidates (1945-1951), Conservative candidates (1949-1963). Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EL/1/6

Series

1952-1979

Results and analysis 4 files Records concerning the results of both parliamentary and local elections in the Colne Valley constituency, and records concerning the analysis of these election results and the Colne Valley Parliamentary constituency. These records were created and collected by the Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party (later Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party) during General Election campaigns. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EL/2

Series

1907-1984

Local Elections 2 files, 8 items Records created and collected by the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party in the course of contesting local elections in the Colne Valley area. The records include pamphlets, posters, policy statements, and a Labour Party Conduct of Local Elections booklet. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EL/3

Series European Elections 1 file One file concerning the applications of Labour Party candidates for the Yorkshire South West European Constituency in the European Parliament, 1987-1989. These records contain personal data relating to living individuals. The original may be made available for individual consultation if the following terms have been met:

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1987-1989


Page 20 of 104 - the Heritage Quay supervisor is satisfied that the researcher is consulting the records for historical research purposes only and will not cause substantial damage or distress to any subject of the records - the researcher has been alerted to the Data Protection principles that they must follow - the researcher has signed a Researcher Undertaking form It may be possible to provide a redacted copy of a record if certain sections contain data that is not suitable for production.

CVL/EM

Subfonds

1908-1991

Engagement and marketing 1 box Records concerning the Colne Valley Labour Party's promotional and engagement work, including events, publications, press monitoring, Labour song sheets, anniversary celebrations and heritage. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EM/1

Series

1908-1978

Events 4 files, 7 items Records concerning the organisation and marketing of events run by the Colne Valley Labour Party Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EM/2

Series

1922-1987

Publications 14 items Publications produced by the central Labour Party or Colne Valley Labour Party concerning Labour/socialist news and policies Original available for consultation by appointment

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Series

1959-1979


Page 21 of 104 Press monitoring 5 files Newspaper articles and advertisements concerning politics in the Colne Valley area created or collected by the Colne Valley Labour Party Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EM/3/1

File

1959-1970s

Newspaper cuttings relating to Richard Wainwright MP 1 file Newspaper cuttings relating Richard Wainwright who was Liberal MP for the Colne Valley in 1966-1970 and 1974-1987. Wainwright first became the Liberal candidate for Colne Valley in 1956, and stood in the 1959 General Election, the 1963 byelection, and the 1964 General Election, until he finally gained the seat in 1966. At the following General Election in 1970 Wainwright was defeated by Labour's David Clark, but re-gained the seat at the Feb 1974 General Election. He retained his seat until he retired at the 1987 General Election. The newspaper articles cover a range of stories including several articles about Richard Wainwright swimming in the moorland stream at Eastergate, Marsden in Aug 1973. This was in reaction to David Clark's (MP) claims that bathing in the area was becoming increasingly unlikely because of Huddersfield Corporation's abstraction of water from the streams. This file also contains a series of Richard Wainwright election flyers from 1959 to 1974. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EM/3/2

File

c1970-1974

Advertisements in local newspapers for David Clark 8 items Advertisements submitted by the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party to local newspapers advertising the opportunity to meet David Clark at election events Original available for consultation by appointment

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File

1974


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Election Special newspaper published by The Conservative Party 1 item Concerning the Huddersfield and Colne Valley area Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EM/3/4

File

1969-1976

Newspaper cuttings relating to the Colne Valley Labour Party 1 file Various newspaper articles relating to local politics and the Colne Valley Labour Party. The articles concern a wide range of stories including: recollections of Harold Wilson opening the Golcar Socialist Club; Yunus Chowdrey declining the invitation to follow JPW Mallalieu as Labour candidate for Huddersfield East upon Mallalieu's retirement in 1979; and the Colne Valley Urban District Council and Holme Valley Urban District Council's opposition to the local government reorganisation recommended in the Maud Report. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EM/3/5

File

1970-1973

Newspaper cuttings relating to Kenneth Davy 6 items Newspaper articles concerning Kenneth E Davy who was the Conservative candidate for the Colne Vallley constituency at the 1970 and both 1974 General Elections. The cuttings include articles relating to Davy's stance on the Common Market and his policy regarding government-aided mortgages for first time buyers. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EM/4

File Labour song sheets 9 items Song sheets and hymn books containing Labour and socialist songs, including: The Labour Church Hymn Book; Every-day

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Early 20th century


Page 23 of 104 songs for Labour Festivals; Socialist Singers and Socialist Songs; and a copy of a song sheet produced by the Saddleworth Weavers' Association containing a song entitled Mill Weavers' at Delph. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EM/5

Series

1915-1991

Anniversaries and heritage 27 items Records concerning the Colne Valley Labour Party preserving and celebrating its heritage and anniversaries. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/EM/5/1

File

1915-1917

Colne Valley Socialist League era records 11 items A file of original records relating to the Colne Valley Socialist League when the League was affiliated with to the British Socialist Party, 1915-1917. These records were collected and mounted by the Colne Valley Labour Party at a later date. The preservation and mounting of these records reflects the Party taking a specific interest in preserving and promoting its history. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/FN

Subfonds

1914-1980

Finance and estate 2 boxes Records concerning the finances and estate of the Colne Valley Labour Party. The records cover both the central finances of Party and those of the individual branches. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/FN/1

Series Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party finances 7 volumes, 3 files

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1947-1985


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Financial records of the central Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party. The records include account books, cash books, lertters and receipts. The records also include a cash book and subscription book for the Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party League of Youth. Note: The General Election finances of the Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party finances can be found in the Elections section of the catalogue (CVL/EL/1/2). Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/FN/2

Series

1958-1980

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party premises and estate 1 file Records concerning the leases of premises in Huddersfield and Colne Valley area by Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party. This file also includes a large number of records that particularly concern the sale of the Skelmanthorpe Labour Club from the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party to Skelmanthorpe Band. These records includes correspondence between the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party and its solicitors, Mary Sykes Thackray & Co, copies of previous deeds concerning the property and tax invoices concerning the sale. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/FN/3

Series

1914-1975

Branch finances 1 box Financial records of the individual branches of the Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party. The records include account books and statements of accounts. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV

Subfonds Governance 7 boxes

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1891-1993


Page 25 of 104 Records concerning the central administration and governance of the Colne Valley Labour Party. These records include the minutes and annual reports of the Party, as well as records concerning the constitution, rules and structure of the Party. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1

Series

1891-1992

Minutes and meeting records 6 boxes Minutes, attendance records and resolutions of the central Colne Valley Labour Party and the Party's individual branches Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1

Subseries

1891-1992

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party minutes 5 boxes The minutes of the Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party. From the minutes of Mar 1964 onwards the Party changed its name to the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party. The records also include the minutes of Annual General Meetings, Half Yearly General Meetings and numerous committees. Balance sheets and political fund statements are also included in many of the files. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1945

File

4 Nov 194529 Dec 1945

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 3 items Includes a letter, dated 29 Dec 1945, from the Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party to the local Labour Parties (that comprise the CVDLP) concerning the reccomendations that the CVDLP's Finance Committee proposed in order to address the Party's worrying financial position. Original available for consultation by appointment

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File

1946


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Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1947

File

1947

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the 1946. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1948

File

1948

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of a Special Executive Committee Meeting. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1949

File Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes a copy of the letter and agenda sent out to members before each Executive Committee Meeting and a letter, dated 18 Jul 1949, concerning a resolution in favour of bulk purchase agreements for wool to be set up with the governments of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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1949


Page 27 of 104 Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1950

File

1950

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of Special Executive Committee Meetings called to discuss the events concerning the 49th Annual Labour Party Conference. Also includes a copy of the letter and agenda sent out to members before each Executive Committee Meeting. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1951

File

1951

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of a Special Executive Committee Meeting and a copy of the letter and agenda sent out to members before each Executive Committee Meeting. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1952

File

1952

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1953

File Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes

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1953


Page 28 of 104 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1954

File

1954

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1955

File

1955

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1956

File Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

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1956


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CVL/GV/1/1/1957

File

1957

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1958

File

1958

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1959

File

1959

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1960

File Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file

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Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1961

File

1961

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1962

File

1962

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1963

File Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

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1963


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CVL/GV/1/1/1964

File

1964

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. From the minutes of Mar 1964 onwards the Party changes its name to the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1965

File

1965

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1966

File

1966

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1967

File Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes

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1967


Page 32 of 104 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1968

File

1968

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1969

File

1969

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1970

File Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

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1970


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CVL/GV/1/1/1971

File

1971

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1972

File

1972

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1973

File

1973

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1974

File Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file

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1974


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Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1975

File

1975

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1976

File

1976

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1977

File Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

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1977


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CVL/GV/1/1/1978

File

1978

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1979

File

1979

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1980

File

1980

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1981

File Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file

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1981


Page 36 of 104 Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1982

File

1982

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1983

File

1983

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Includes the inaugural meeting of the new Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party on 13 Apr 1983 following constituency boundary changes. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1984

File Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year.

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1984


Page 37 of 104 Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1985

File

1985

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee minutes 1 file Includes minutes of the Finance and Emergency Committee, the Annual General Meeting and the Half Yearly General Meeting. These records also include balance sheets and political fund statements for the previous year. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1991

File

1991

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party General Committee minutes 1 file Also includes an agenda for the 1991 Annual General Meeting and the nomination forms for delegates to serve on the Colne Valley Constituency General Committee Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/1/1992

File

1992

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee and General Committee minutes 1 file Includes correspondence, with agenda, inviting members to the meetings. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/2

Subseries Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee Members and Annual General Meeting delegates 5 files, 2 volumes These records include the attendance records of Colne Valley

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1955-1989


Page 38 of 104 Constituency Labour Party Executive Committee Members, correspondence to Party members notifying them of the dates of Executive Committee meetings, and records concerning delegates attending the 1988 Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party Annual General Meeting. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/3

Subseries

1893-1979

Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party branch minutes 7 volumes, 2 files Minutes of the individual Party branches of the Colne Valley Divisional Labour Party, including minutes for Bradley, Homlfirth, Meltham and District, and Slaithwaite Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/4

Subseries

1892-1939

County Council Election Committee minutes 2 volumes Comprises the minute books of Slaithwaite County Council Election Committee and the Linthwaite and Golcar County Council Election Committee Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/1/5

Subseries

1971-1987

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party resolutions 2 files Includes resolutions submitted by the branches to central Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party and resolutions concerning the appointment of signatories for the Party Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/2

Series Annual reports 70 items

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1912-1989


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Annual reports of the Colne Valley Labour Party. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/3

Series

1910-1993

Constitution, rules and structure 5 files, 3 items Records concerning the constitution, rules and organisational structure of the of the Colne Valley Labour Party Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/3/1

File

1910-1984

Constitution and rules of the Colne Valley Labour Party 1 file Constitution and rules of Colne Valley Divisonal Labour Union and successor organisations: Colne Valley Labour League; Colne Valley Socialist League; Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party. Includes photocopies of the rules revised in 1893, 1900 and 1906, and original copies of the rules revised in c1935, 1975 and 1984. Also includes a records detailing the Party's standing orders for meetings and other activities, and the model rules for the Colne Valley Labour Party Women's Council together with an invitation to the inaugural meeting of the Council on 21 Oct 1970. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/3/2

File Rules of related organisations 1 file Rules of Labour/socialist organisations collected by the Colne Valley Party. Including photocopies of: The Socialist Ten Commandments; the Aims, Objectives and Organisation of Socialist Sunday Schools; and the Rules of the Skelmanthorpe Independent Labour Party Working Men's Club, 1923. The records also includes original copies of The Rules of the Lincoln Labour Club, c 1969, and Institute and The Rules of The Workers Northern Publishing Society Limited, which includes an enclosed letter and share a certificate concerning Huddersfield Labour Party, 1957-1958, and a letter from Yorkshire Regional Council of

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Mid 20th century 1984


Page 40 of 104 The Labour Party enclosing the Model Rules for Workplace Branches of The Labour Party, 1984. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/GV/3/3

File

c1949-1993

Organisational structure 3 files, 2 items Records concerning the organisational structure of the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party, its branches and affiliated societies. These records contain personal data relating to living individuals. The original may be made available for individual consultation if the following terms have been met: - the Heritage Quay supervisor is satisfied that the researcher is consulting the records for historical research purposes only and will not cause substantial damage or distress to any subject of the records - the researcher has been alerted to the Data Protection principles that they must follow - the researcher has signed a Researcher Undertaking form It may be possible to provide a redacted copy of a record if certain sections contain data that is not suitable for production.

CVL/GV/4

Series

1910-1993

Colne Valley constituency maps 1 file Various maps of the Colne Valley area, many of which have been annotated with the boundaries of the constituency and notable areas of land ownership. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/MB

Subfonds Membership 5 volumes, 5 files Records concerning the membership of the Colne Valley Labour Party.

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1891-1994


Page 41 of 104 Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/MP

Subfonds

1905-1985

MPs 1 box Records created and collected by the Colne Valley Labour Party relating to the Party's notable MPs Victor Grayson and William Glenvil Hall. Victor Grayson was MP for Labour/socialist MP for the Colne Valley 1907-1910 and William Glenvil Hall was Labour MP for the Colne Valley 1939-1962. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/MP/1

Series

1905-1985

Victor Grayson, MP records 1 file, 51 items Records relating to Victor Grayson, Labour/socialist MP for the Colne Valley 1907-1910. The series includes records relating to Victory Grayson that were collected by the Colne Valley Labour Party and by David Clark (during his research into Grayson). The records include promotional materials from Grayson's election campaigns, photographs and postcards of Grayson, newspaper articles containing stories about Grayson and various other records. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/MP/1/1

Subseries Victor Grayson material collected by the Colne Valley Labour Party 1 file A file of original Colne Valley Labour Party records, 1906-1915, that predominantly relate to the Victor Grayson. These records were collected and mounted by the Colne Valley Labour Party at a later date. The preservation and mounting of these records reflects the Party taking a specific interest in preserving and promoting its history. Original available for consultation by appointment

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1905-Late 20th century


Page 42 of 104 CVL/MP/1/2

Subseries

1906-1985

David Clark's Victor Grayson research material 51 items A file of original and photocopied documents that relate Victor Grayson. It is believed that these records were used by David Clark during his research into Victor Grayson for the biography that he wrote about Grayson. Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/MP/1/2/1

File

1909-1985

Newspaper articles relating to Victor Grayson 17 items Original newspapers and photocopies of newspaper articles relating to Victory Grayson Original available for consultation by appointment

CVL/WP

Subfonds Working papers and correspondence 7 bundles, 6 files Various correspondence and working papers created or received by the Colne Valley Labour Party in the course of its business. The records relate to a wide range of party business. The original order of these records has been maintained. Original available for consultation by appointment

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1950s-1990s


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University of Huddersfield Archive Service

Denby Dale Labour Party Archive 1948 – 2009

To search this catalogue electronically please visit www.heritagequay.org/archives

Accession No(s): 2009-11-26 Date of Accession: 26 November 2009 Collection Reference No: DDL Catalogued Date: 10 May 2006 Updated: ďƒ“University of Huddersfield, 2016


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Introduction Administrative History Over the last 100 years Denby Dale's geographical location (as a village and civil parish situated in the middle of a number of large towns) has meant that the votes of its residents have changed constituencies many times. Previously in the Holmfirth constituency, Denby Dale was part of the Penistone constituency 1950-1955, Colne Valley 1955-1983, Dewsbury 1983-1997, Wakefield 1997-2010, Dewsbury 20102013, Colne Valley and Denby Dale 2013-2015, and Dewsbury 2015-present. Throughout these boundary changes the Denby Dale Labour Party has continued in its work of promoting support for Labour Party candidates in the area. As well as constituency boundary changes, the Party has also had to contend with the significant implications of local government restructures over the years. The Local Government reorganisation of 1938 created the Denby Dale Urban District Council which was divided into the four wards of Clayton West, Denby Dale and Cumberworth, Emley and Skelmanthorpe; with the major authority for the area being the West Riding County Council. The Denby Dale Urban District Council would be dominated by Labour members throughout its history; the final council that was elected in 1972 was comprised of 16 Labour members, 2 Liberals members and 2 independent members. The minute book of the Denby Dale Urban District Council Labour Group has survived and is available in the collection. In 1974 the Denby Dale Urban District Council was then absorbed into the newly created Kirklees Metropolitan Council. As well as working to elect Labour candidates to local, parliamentary and European elections, the Party also worked to improve the political education of the local community. This was a feature of all of the Party's meetings and social events, which included coffee mornings and evenings, pie and pea suppers, Halloween parties, fashion parties, bonfire night parties, Easter bonnet parades, and spring fairs and bazaars. From 1977 monthly meetings of the Denby Dale Labour Party were held at The Denby Dale Pie Hall, and more recently meetings have also been held at Denby Dale Cricket Club. After moving to the area in 1964, Mrs Winifred Wheable-Archer became a driving force behind the Denby Dale Labour Party, holding many prominent officer posts including Vice-Chairman. She contested and won local elections for the Denby Dale Urban District Council and Kirklees Metropolitan Council between 1967 and 1987, and remained a very active member of the party. For more details on the history of the Party see DDL/15 - History of the Denby Dale Labour Party by Winifred Wheable-Archer.

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Collection Description The archives of the Denby Dale Labour Party which includes minute books, financial records, photographs, promotional fliers and election campaign materials, and a brief history of the Party.

Extent 1 box

Custodial History Mrs Winifred Wheable-Archer deposited the archives of the Denby Dale Labour Party with the University's archive service in 2009.

Related Material CVL - Colne Valley Labour Party Archive held at the University of Huddersfield Archives HLP - The Huddersfield Labour Party Archive held at the University of Huddersfield Archives

Access Conditions Originals available for consultation by appointment

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Fonds

1948-2009

Denby Dale Labour Party Archive 1 box The archives of the Denby Dale Labour Party which includes minute books, financial records, photographs, promotional fliers and election campaign materials, and a brief history of the Party. Original available for consultation by appointment

DDL/1

Item

1948-1971

Denby Dale Urban District Council Labour Group minute book 1 volume Minute book for the Denby Dale Urban District Council Labour Group from 1948 to 1971. The minutes record: discussions regarding the potential local government reorganisation of the West Riding; discussions concerning the building of new council houses in the Denby Dale area, especially for the purpose of slum clearances; repeated discussions over the issue of whether tenants should be allowed to buy their council houses, which some in the Group opposed as they believed it went against socialist principals; and the formation and reporting of numerous subcommittees. Original available for consultation by appointment

DDL/2

Item Denby Dale Urban District Labour Party minute book 1 volume Minute book for the Denby Dale Urban District Labour Party from Jan 1949 to February 1967. The minutes record general Party business, such as the selection of Party Officers and maintaining finances and membership numbers, as well as the Party's campaign work during local and parliamentary elections. The minutes also record the social events and activities that the Party organised for members, such as gift days and fairs. The minute book also includes some campaign leaflets and several receipts at the back of the book and some loose material relating to the Colne Valley Labour Party, including an announcement and agenda of AGM to be held in January 1967, list of names and addresses and a circular from the Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party

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Jan 1949-Feb 1967


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Original available for consultation by appointment

DDL/3

Item

Jan 1967Feb 1976

Denby Dale and Cumberworth Branch Labour Party minute book 1 volume Minute book for the Denby Dale and Cumberworth Branch Labour Party from January 1967 to February 1976. The minutes record the activities and decisions made by the Party concerning local issues such as the selection of magistrates, dustbin collections, footpaths, playing fields, fund raising, sewage systems and bus services... etc. The minutes also record: the preparations made for canvassing and campaign work during parliamentary and local council elections, and the outcomes of these elections; the election of officers within the branch party itself; and the Party's general business such membership and financial reporting. The minutes also record: the establishment of a Young Socialist Group for the ward; the nominations of local magistrates; the 1969 ward boundary changes; addresses made by local political figures such as David Clark; and donations made by the Party to the South African Aid appeal. On 29 January 1969 the minutes record the fears of the Party that the on-going fraud investigations in the council might reflect badly on the Party as an extension of the council. On 22 January 1970 the minutes record an address by David Clark who talked about Labour's victory in the election, winning back Colne Valley constituency, the economy, and other social issues. On 22 July 1971 the Party passed a resolution asking for action at ward and urban party level to make the public aware of the intention of the NCB (National Coal Board) to start outcropping in the urban district. Original available for consultation by appointment

DDL/4

Item Denby Dale Urban District Labour Party minute book 1 volume Minute book for the Denby Dale Urban District Labour Party from February 1967 to February 1972. The Denby Dale Urban District area included Emley, Skelmanthorpe, Clayton West, and from the 1970s, also includes Scissett and Cumberworth. The minutes record the activities and decisions made by the Party concerning local issues such as the selection of magistrates, dustbin collections, footpaths, playing fields, fund raising, sewage

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Feb 1967-Feb 1972


Page 48 of 104 systems and bus services... etc. The minutes also record: the preparations made for canvassing and campaign work during parliamentary and local council elections, and the outcomes of these elections; the election of officers within the branch party itself; and the Party's general business such as membership and financial reporting. On 28 April 1969 the minutes record that the Party passed a resolution to be submitted to the National Conference which stated that the Party 'deplores the practice of private patients being given preferential treatment on hospitals under the control of the ministry'. On the 18 November 1970 the minutes record that the Party submitted a resolution to the General Management Committee that ''in view of the recent Tory proposals, this constituency party calls upon the next Labour Government to introduce genuine Socialist Policies immediately upon taking office''. This resolution was sent for consideration for submission to the Annual Conference but failed to win the support of the constituency. In 1971 the minutes record that the Party donated money to the Anti-Apartheid movement and the African Liberation Movement. On 21 Jul 1971 the minutes record the passing of a resolution, with copies sent to the local press, the constituency executive and regional council, that the Party ''expresses considerable dismay at the applications being made by the National Coal Board to operate extensive opencast workings in Denby Dale and neighbouring areas...we call upon the ward parties to take action to lead public objections in their districts''. On 19 January 1972 the Party wrote to the local branches of the NUM (National Union of Mineworkers) to show their support of the strike and to inform them that a Distress Fund would be available to financially assist miners in the area. Original available for consultation by appointment

DDL/5

Item Clayton West Branch Labour Party minute book 1 volume The minute book for the Clayton West Branch Labour Party minutes from 1973 to 1979. The minutes include the election of the committee members at regular intervals, details of membership drives held, social and fundraising events organised and the campaigning and canvassing for both local and general elections undertaken by committee members. There is also reference to possible boundary changes which would affect the area; the suggestions being that Clayton West could be subsumed by the Colne Valley constituency party and the Scissett branch could merge into Clayton West. The minutes also record debates regarding the power of Parish Councils in their local area. Many members felt that the Parish should be responsible for local issues

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May 1973Oct 1979


Page 49 of 104 such as footpaths, allotments and street lights. The minutes also show references to wider issues such as discussions of the new Employment Protection Act and the rise in tuition fees for the Open University. There is also mention of the 'Campaign for Labour Party Democracy' which called for the party to be more accountable to the members over implementation of policies. On the 14th Feb 1976 a resolution was passed to be taken to the next AGM by the branch representatives that the CLP 'applaud the removal of our Ambassador to Chile' as a result of the torture of a British national and that they 'call on this Government to break all links, political and economic, with the Government of Chile'. Original available for consultation by appointment

DDL/6

Item Denby Dale Parish Co-Ordinating Committee Labour Party minute book 1 volume Minutes of the meetings of the Denby Dale Parish Co-Ordinating Committee Labour Party from 1975 to 1987. The Co-Ordinating Committee was made up of all the individual members of the party in the electoral ward. The purpose of the committee, as stated in the minutes, was to short list candidates for the local elections, co-ordinate the work of branch committees in election campaigns, organise propaganda work for local government and arrange fund raising and social activities. This minute book dates from the inaugural meeting of the Denby Dale parish Labour Party Co-Ordinating Committee during which the purpose of the committee and its protocols were decided upon and the first officers were elected. It was resolved that members were to be encouraged to attend Union meetings and to look out for new members for the Party. The minutes include reference to a speech received from Peter Hardy MP regarding the 1974/1975 Parliamentary Session, discussions of the boundary changes proposed by the Kirklees Council which would impact upon Denby Dale, much discussion of the preparation and canvassing for elections and the proposed candidates for both the Kirklees District Council and the Parish Council. There is also reference to the possibility of starting a Young Socialist Group in the area. Notable resolutions minuted by the Committee include a statement expressing their approbation of the Tory controlled Kirklees Council's suggestion that they were considering the abolition of free school transport for children living over 2 miles from school. The Co-Ordination Committee felt that would ''cause great hardship in this rural area''. In June 1978 there was a resolution

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Jul 1975-Oct 1987


Page 50 of 104 passed to be included in the next election manifesto that the next Labour government would 'assist the unions to establish a minimum wage below which no worker shall fall'. Changes within the establishment of the local branches were also noted. In 1982 the Emley branch wrote to say their membership was too small to sustain the branch party. It was suggested that Emley, Clayton West and Scissett merge into one party. In 1987 however it became clear that this too was inadequate and so this newly merged group was absorbed by the Skelmanthorpe branch. Original available for consultation by appointment

DDL/7

Item Denby Dale and Cumberworth Branch Labour Party minute book 1 volume Minute book for the Denby Dale and Cumberworth Branch Labour Party from 1976 to 1984. Much of the minutes are given over to the discussion of parish and local council elections, the canvassing for the election campaigns, production of election material and discussions of the candidates. There is also reference to the 1976 Kirklees local election in which Labour won by only a slim margin making it the first time the district was not a safe Labour seat. Throughout the minutes there are many references to the various campaigns of Winifred Wheable and Peter Hildrew who both ran for a number of positions including Local Councillor, County Councillor and member of the European Parliament. There are also discussions of local matters such as the suggested boundary rearrangement that would merge Denby Dale in with Dewsbury and the desire of the branch to establish a Young Socialist Group and a Socialist and Trade Union Museum in Hull (1978). The minutes show the discussion of matters internal to the branch party such as the creation of two new positions in the party; Membership Secretary and Political Secretary and a tribute paid to Harold Auckland upon his death. There are also resolutions passed to be taken by the representatives to other meetings such as the AGM and Management meeting. In 1977 the branch registered its concern over the cut backs on education expenditure by Kirklees Council and on a separate occasion called for greater public control of the drug industry. In 1979 a resolution was passed stating that the ''CLP deplores the decision of the Education Secretary to ... lift the statutory requirements for the provision of school milk, meals and transport''. There is reference throughout the minutes of various events

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Page 51 of 104 originating outside the branch party. In November 1979 the CLP noted the public marches in Sheffield and Leeds against the expenditure cuts. In 1981 a mention was made of the threat made by Michael Hesletine to fine Kirklees Local Authority £11 million for overspending which would result in 1200 redundancies through Kirklees. In 1982 a discussion was minuted concerning the application to the government by Kirklees Council for £21.5 million to spend in local housing. Original available for consultation by appointment

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Clayton West and Scisset Branch Labour Party minute book 1 volume Minute book for the Clayton West and Scissett Branch Labour Party from Nov 1979 to Dec 1986 (there is a gap in the minutes between Feb 1985 and Apr 1986, when it seems that the minutes were recorded elsewhere). The minutes record the Party's work to ensure the upkeep of the constituency's facilities such as public toilets, playing fields, local party membership drives, fund raising events, care of war memorials, drains and sheltered accommodation. The minutes record the decreasing membership numbers and money raised by the Party over the majority of this period. The minutes also record: the merger of the Emley Branch with the Clayton West and Scissett Branch in Oct 1982 before then merging with Skelmanthorpe in 1987; the boundary changes to the Denby Dale area; and the nominations of candidates and the subsequent canvassing work and campaigns for the parliamentary, parish, district party, constituency party, county party, euroconstituency party, and central organisation elections. On 1 Oct 1981 the minutes record the decision of the quarterly Constituency General Meeting which mandated the National Conference Delegate to vote for Tony Benn in the election for the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. The minutes of this meeting also record that the Branch went against the Labour Party's national appeal to distribute 100 fund appeals to people in the area because they believed that it may put people off the party by looking too 'mercenary'. In 1984 the minutes record the Branch's invitation to the local reps from the NUM (National Union of Mineworkers) to address the Branch Party meeting regarding the miners' dispute. Original available for consultation by appointment

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Item Denby Dale and Cumberworth Branch Labour Party minute

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Page 52 of 104 book 1 volume Minutes of the meetings of the Denby Dale and Cumberworth Branch Labour Party from June 1984 to July 1988. The minutes record the issues discussed, actions taken and decisions made at each meeting. This includes committee admin such as the election of members, applications of new party members, correspondence received and sent and the organisation of various events to raise money for the party. The committee's involvement with local issues, such as road closures, sewage works, building proposals and schools; and with wider Labour Party issues such as campaigning for the local, County Council and general elections are also noted in the minutes. The committee received talks from various prospective Parliamentary candidates, most frequently Ann Taylor, as well as councillors and other influential political figures such as Tam Dayell. The minutes also record a number of resolutions agreed upon by the Constituency Labour Party to be reported to the party at the next AGM or General Committee Meeting. Minutes record the Constituency Labour Party's reaction to a number of local and national events. There is a resolution recorded the all members of the Kirklees Labour Group should 'put the overall interests of the Party before the interests of any one section' which is raised in response to reported divisions in the Labour Party. It is also minuted that a collection was held for the Miners' Hardship Fund at the conclusion of each meeting and that the committee would like to organise something to raise money for the anti-apartheid movement. There is also a mention that schools in Dewsbury had been threatened by the BNP (British National Party) and the National Front and discussion relating to a letter the Party received from an Iranian student concerning the cruelty of the Khomeini regime. Original available for consultation by appointment

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Item Denby Dale Ward Branch Labour Party minutes 1 bundle Minutes of the Denby Dale Ward Branch Labour Party from December 1997 to July 2006 with the invitations to meetings sent out to members. Meetings during this period were generally held at either Denby Dale Cricket Club or Denby Dale Pie Hall. The minutes record general Party business, such as the selection of Party Officers and maintaining finances and membership numbers, as well as the Party's campaign work during local, parliamentary and european elections. Of particular note, the minutes record the Party's discussions of the Iraq War and David

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Skelmanthorpe Labour Party account book 1 volume Accounts book of the Skelmanthorpe Branch Labour Party from 1982 to 1991. Shows the income and expenditure for the Party through memberships, organised events such as barbeques, donations, subscriptions and the production of election materials. The account for the Skelmanthorpe Branch Party was closed on 23 Jan 1991 and the final balance was paid forward to the Denby Dale Labour Party. Also loose inside volume are two membership cards to, and letters of thanks from, the Yorkshire Rose Club; a full list of the members of the Education Committee for Kirklees Metropolitan Council (1984); and a statement of account for the Skelmanthorpe, Clayton West and Emley Branch Labour Party (1988/1989). Original available for consultation by appointment

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Denby Dale Ward Branch Labour Party financial statements 1 file Includes summary financial statements of receipts and payments for the years 1997, 2002 and 2003. Original available for consultation by appointment

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Item Winifred Wheable election addresses and photographs 1 bundle Envelope containing election addresses, pamphlets and photographs for Winifred Wheable in various elections including the 1978 Kirklees Metropolitan District Council election, the 1977

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Item Denby Dale Labour Party fliers and photographs 1 bundle Envelope containing photographs and fliers concerning the Denby Dale Labour Party. The file includes: A black and white photograph of Denby Dale Labour Party members including Councillor Colin Watson, Councillor Bill Gregory, Winifred Wheable and prospective parliamentary candidate Peter Hilden A photograph of the [Denby Dale] spring fair in 1978 showing Winifred Wheable, Peter Hilden, Councillor Mrs Smith and Councillor Watson A photograph of the 1979 autumn fair showing Councillor Mrs [Lighes], Right Honourable D Healey, Councillor Gregory, Winifred Wheable and Councillor Watson A photograph of a party meeting including Winifred Wheable, David Clark and Brendan Loughnane A photograph of the Denby Dale Labour Party council including Winifred Wheable in the chair, (copyright Montgomery Photography Ltd.) A publicity photograph of Winifred Wheable, Stephen [Priestly] and his daughter showing the 'Kirklees Street by Street' guide and the 'Denby Dale District' guide. Note made to say these guides were produced by Kirklees Council and Denby Dale Urban District Council. (Copyright Huddersfield Examiner) Election flyer for Winifred Wheable and Molly Dixon standing for the Denby Dale Urban District Council election of 1967, Denby Dale and Cumberworth ward. Election flyer for the Denby Dale Urban District Council election of 1970, J A Lawton and Winifred Wheable standing for County Councillor (Denby Dale and Cumberworth ward) Election flyers for Winifred Wheable in the Kirklees Metropolitan District Council election of 1978 Election flyers for Winifred Wheable in the Kirklees Metropolitan

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Page 55 of 104 District Council election of 1983/4, (Denby Dale and Shelley ward) Letter frm Jim [Lawton] to George announcing that Mr [Lawton] will be stading down from local politics after 22 years as County Councillor and Urban District Councillor. 12th May 1975 Original available for consultation by appointment

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Item History of Denby Dale Labour Party 1 item Typed notes on the historical background of the Denby Dale labour branches and wards and personal reminiscences of local labour party activists, written by Winifred Wheable-Archer [2 copies]. The manuscript starts with the creation of the Denby Dale Urban District Council in 1938 and follows the fluctuations of the local council and the affects these changes had on the branch parties. There is naturally a focus on the political career of Winifred Wheable-Archer and other prominent local party members such as Harold and Nellie Auckland, David Clark, Bill and Linda Sugrue, Molly Dixon, Arthur Belcher, Marjorie Lawton, Tom Megahy, Colin and Doreen Watson. The document also outlines the creation of the youth section of the local party in 1968 as formed by Brendan Loughnane. Various achievements of the Urban District Council are also highlighted. The merger of the Emley, Skelmanthorpe, Clayton West, Cumberworth and Denby Dale branches, which was due to dwindling membership numbers in the 1980s, is also explained. It is noted that this was not Winifred Wheable-Archer's final draft of the piece. Original available for consultation by appointment

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Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu MP Archive 1927- 1992

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Accession No(s): 2007-08-02 Date of Accession: 2 August 2007 Collection Reference No: JPM Catalogued Date: May 2015 Updated:

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Introduction Administrative History Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu (18 June 1908 - 13 March 1980) was a British Labour Party politician, journalist, author and naval officer. He was known predominantly as Bill or William Mallalieu, but was also known by the nickname 'Curly' Mallalieu (which he acquired at Primary School). JPW Mallalieu was born in Delph, Saddleworth, on 18 June 1908 into a Nonconformist family with a rich political background. His father, Frederick Mallalieu, was Liberal MP for Colne Valley from 1916 until 1922, when he was defeated by Philip Snowden, the first Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer. While his brother, Sir Edward Lancelot 'Lance' Mallalieu, was also Liberal MP for the Colne Valley constituency, 1931-1935, before he joined the Labour Party and served as MP for Brigg, Lincolnshire, from 1948 until he retired in 1974. Like his father and brother, JPW Mallalieu studied at Dragon School, Cheltenham before going on to Trinity College, Oxford where became the first person in history to win a Rugger Blue and be president of the Oxford Union. After Oxford, Mallalieu won a Commonwealth Fellowship in economics at the University of Chicago and spent two years in the United States engaged in economics research. While in America Mallalieu underwent a political conversion from Liberalism to Socialism after witnessing the depravity brought about by the Great Depression; this led him to join the British Labour Party from Chicago in October 1931. During his time in America Mallalieu also began his career as a journalist, working on local newspapers in Kentucky, including The Lexington Herald where he covered stories such as the Police beat and sports, notably American Football and ice hockey. He then spent six months in South Africa and seven months in continental Europe, mostly in France, before returning to Britain in 1932 and being appointed American Editor for The Financial News in London. Mallalieu was then made political correspondent for the paper and spent a year and a half reporting from the House of Commons. Mallalieu continued to write for London newspapers from 1933-1942, including The Financial News, The Evening Standard, The Daily Express, he also wrote sports journalism for the Spectator. Upon his return to Britain at the end of 1932 Mallalieu joined the Holborn Labour Party. He was then adopted as the Labour candidate for Huddersfield in 1936 but because of the intervention of war it was another nine years before he got the chance to fight his first Parliamentary election. Mallalieu started the Second World War as a Conscientious Objector which he said was 'entirely for political reasons' because he didn't believe in the Chamberlain government of the time, but he quickly changed his mind upon realising the intent of the Nazi leadership. He joined the Royal Navy in 1942 as an ordinary seaman and rose to the rank of Lieutenant by the end of the War. His active service involved protecting the convoy routes to Russia through the Arctic waters, he served on board a destroyer which was camouflaged as HMS Meltham. During his service he wrote the novel Very Ordinary Seaman (1944) which was based directly on his experiences of serving in the navy during wartime. The navy had appointed him to ďƒ“University of Huddersfield, 2016


Page 58 of 104 the role of Commander's Messenger, Portsmouth, and gave him two months in which to complete the work; the only condition was that the book should be 'broadly favourable to the navy. Not a whitewash but not a hatchet job either' (On Larkhill, p.204). The book proved to be very popular, selling 64,000 copies in hardback and many more in paperback. Speaking to Yorkshire Life magazine in 1979, Mallalieu answered the question of why he had chosen that title for the book, 'Because that's what I was, a very ordinary seaman. I couldn't even tie knots properly.' (Yorkshire Life, March 1979). The royalties for the book would see Mallalieu through his election campaign in 1945 when he had no other source of income. Very Ordinary Seaman was Mallalieu's third book. He had written his first, Rats, in a London air raid shelter during the blitz. The book was a criticism of big business that profited from the war (e.g. munitions companies), and was published in 1941 under the pseudonym, The Pied Piper. He wrote his second book, Passed to You, Please, in 1942 in a Huddersfield nursing home where he underwent an operation shortly before he enlisted in the navy. This book was a criticism of the bureaucracy, red-tape and inefficiencies of the Civil Service. During his naval service in Portsmouth he met Rita Tinn (Harriet Rita Riddle Tinn) who was an officer in the Wrens (Women's Royal Naval Service). Rita was the daughter of Jack Tinn, manager of Portsmouth Football Club, and prior to the War Rita had worked as her father's Secretary, where she was the only female executive in football at the time. Mallalieu and Rita were marred in 1945 shortly before the General Election took place on 5 July. They went on to have two children; Ann Mallalieu (later Baroness Mallalieu QC) was born on 27 November 1945 and was Christened at the House of Commons in the same year (photos of this occassion can be found within the archive); and Ben Mallalieu, who wrote the tailpiece to his father's final book On Larkhill. JPW Mallalieu left the navy as a Lieutenant to fight the General Election as the Labour candidate for Huddersfield. Throughout the election campaign JPW and Rita Mallalieu stayed with Arthur Gardiner who was Secretary for the Huddersfield Labour Party and Mallalieu's agent and friend. Upon opening his election campaign at Northumberland Street School in June 1945, Mallalieu declared that 'I have not the slightest intention of sailing under any false colours. I am a Socialist, and it is as a Socialist and nothing else that I am going to ask for your votes on July 5.' Mallalieu won the election, achieving the biggest swing of votes in the country, converting the previous Liberal majority of 13,000 into a 9,000 majority for Labour. On the day that the result was announced he addressed a crowd in Huddersfield's Beast Market estimated to be 20,000 strong. Of his work in Clement Atlee's post war government (1945-1951) Mallalieu said that it was 'A really exciting period... we had a tremendous programme and we worked steadily through that torrent of legislation. I suppose it really spoiled us. There was nothing like it again... I remember one week when we had three all-nighters in a row. One evening I went on to the Commons Terrace for a breath of fresh air, sat down on one of the benches and was awakened next morning by the sound of traffic going across Westminster Bridge. It was 11am, and I suddenly realised I had slept on the terrace all night!' (Interview published in many national newspapers on 14 Aug 1978). ďƒ“University of Huddersfield, 2016


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Upon reaching parliament Mallalieu gravitated to the left of the party, often following the movements of Aneurin "Nye" Bevan, which sometimes brought him into conflict with the rest of the party. After voting against the Ireland Bill in 1947, he was sacked as Private Secretary to John Strachey, Ministry of Food. He also found himself in conflict with a large section of the Party in 1953 when in an article for The Tribune he suggested that many Labour MPs only pretended to agree with left-wing policies in public but secretly voted with the right wing of the Party in parliament. He argued that to prevent this Labour MPs should vote on policy decisions vocally rather than secret ballot, which was against Labour Party rules. This resulted in an NEC meeting to discuss whether he should be expelled from the Party, but Mallalieu managed to retain his position by apologising for his comments. JPW Mallalieu went onto be Member of Parliament for Huddersfield 1945-1950, and then for Huddersfield East, 1950-1979, following boundary changes to the Kirklees area. In 1964 Labour won the General Election for the first time in 13 years, and Harold Wilson appointed Mallalieu to various ministerial positions over the course of his term. First Junior Navy Minister (1964-1966) and then Minister of Defence for the Royal Navy (1966-1967), before being appointed Minister of State at the Board of Trade (1967-1968) and the Ministry of Technology (1968-1969). During his time as Minister of State at the Board of Trade, Mallalieu instituted new safety measures for merchant shipping and trawlers at a time when ships were being constantly lost at sea. These measures centred around the idea of having a "mother" ship in the middle of any shipping fleet that was captained by a naval officer who had the authority to return ships back to port if the weather became too dangerous. Throughout his political career Mallalieu continued as a writer and journalist. In the 1950s he continued writing sporting essays for the Spectator and wrote political commentaries for the Tribune and the New Statesman. On radio he was a regular member of the Any Questions? panel for over 20 years, and on television he was one of the first members of the Tonight team and one of the four regular presenters of What the Papers Say on Granada TV during the 1950s. He also went on to publish four more books, Sporting Days, 1955, and Very Ordinary Sportsman, 1957, were collections of some of his favourite sporting essays, while Extraordinary Seaman, 1957, was a biography of Captain Lord Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald who had a successful and eventful career within the British, Chilean and Brazilian navies during the 19th century. Mallalieu's final book was On Larkhill, an autobiography that covers the years of his life before he became an MP. Mallalieu died before he could complete the first draft of the book but it was published posthumously in 1983. According to Ben Mallalieu's Tailpiece to the work, his father's intention for the book was to 'write about his times and his background and what had led him to be standing in the 1945 election as a candidate on the left wing of the Labour Party.' (On Larkill, p. 206) JPW Mallalieu retired in 1979 after nearly 34 years in Parliament and was knighted in James Callaghan's resignation honours list. He was Huddersfield's longest serving MP, having kept his seat through all eight General Elections that took place between 1945 and 1979, until Barry Sheerman (Mallalieu's successor as Labour MP for Huddersfield East) broke this record in 2013. He held his 397th and final surgery for ďƒ“University of Huddersfield, 2016


Page 60 of 104 constituents on 6 June 1979 in the Labour Rooms, Station Street, Huddersfield. Mallalieu was appointed the first Freeman of Kirklees on 27 Jan 1980 in a ceremony that took place in the Great Hall at Huddersfield Polytechnic University. He was also made a life member of the Press Club, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Huddersfield Branch of the NUJ. He was a keen sportsman, playing cricket until he was 58, for both the Lords and Commons teams, his Buckinghamshire village (Ickford), and he organised the Tribune v Statesman matches. He was also a dedicated fan of both Huddersfield Town Football Club and Yorkshire Cricket Club. Joseph Percival William Mallalieu died on 13 March 1980. The address at his funeral was given by Michael Foot, MP, who had been a very close friend of Mallalieu's throughout his literary and political career.

Collection Description The collection comprises the literary, political and personal papers of Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu (1908-1980), MP, journalist, author and naval officer. The records include: copies of JPW Mallalieu's publications and reviews of his literary works (1942-1985); records concerning Mallalieu's political career (1911-1979) as Labour MP for Huddersfield, 1945-1950, and Huddersfield East, 1950-1979, including both his work in his constituency and as a Minister of State in Harold Wilson's government, 1964-1970; and personal papers (1927-1992) collected by JPW Mallalieu and his wife, Lady Rita Mallalieu, including family correspondence and newspaper cuttings and photographs concerning the Mallalieu family and their careers.

Extent 2 boxes

Custodial History The collection was deposited by Baroness Mallalieu (Lady Ann Mallalieu - daughter of JPW Mallalieu). Professor Brandan Evans within the University of Huddersfield's Politics Department facilitated the deposit of the collection. The collection was deposited with the University of Huddersfield Archive Service on 2 Aug 2007.

Related Material HLP - The Huddersfield Labour Party Archive held at the University of Huddersfield Archives

Access Conditions Originals available for consultation by appointment

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Fonds

1927-1992

Mallalieu, Sir Joseph Percival William, MP Archive 2 boxes The collection comprises the literary, political and personal papers of Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu (1908-1980), MP, journalist, author and naval officer. The records include: copies of JPW Mallalieu's publications and reviews of his literary works (1942-1985); records concerning Mallalieu's political career (1911-1979) as Labour MP for Huddersfield, 1945-1950, and Huddersfield East, 1950-1979, including both his work in his constituency and as a Minister of State in Harold Wilson's government, 1964–1970; and personal papers (1927-1992) collected by JPW Mallalieu and his wife, Lady Rita Mallalieu, including family correspondence and newspaper cuttings and photographs concerning the Mallalieu family and their careers. Original available for consultation by appointment

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Subfonds

1942-1985

Literary papers 3 files, 3 volumes Papers concerning Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu's literary career. The records include copies of his publication Passed To You, Please and On Larkill, as well as reviews of On Larkhill and correspondence concerning the publication of, and royalties received from, JPW Mallalieu's works. Original available for consultation by appointment

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File Draft articles 2 items Two undated draft articles written by Joseph Percival William Mallalieu. One article contains Mallalieu's account of a flood that took place in bad weather on Monday 29 May 1944 at Holme, the article was written in Portsmouth .The second article concerns JPW Mallalieu's reflections upon a speech that Edward Rosslyn Mitchell MP made in the House of Commons on 15 Dec 1927 opposing the introduction of a new prayer book. Original available for consultation by appointment

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1983

Reviews of On Larkhill 1 file Newspaper and magazine article reviews of On Larkhill by Joseph Percival William Mallalieu, an autobiography about the early years of his life. The reviews were collected by his wife Lady Rita Mallalieu. Original available for consultation by appointment

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1983-1985

Publisher correspondence 1 file Correspondence sent to Lady Rita Mallalieu by publishers concerning the publication of, and royalties received from, JPW Mallalieu's books. The records include letters sent by Alison & Busby publishers concerning the publication of On Larkhill, JPW Mallalieu's autobiography, and correspondence enclosing balance sheets from Reg Davis-Poynter regarding royalty payments received for JPW Mallalieu's book Very Ordinary Seaman. Original available for consultation by appointment

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Subfonds

1911-1979

Political papers 16 files, 10 volumes Records concerning Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu's political career as Labour MP for the Huddersfield, and Huddersfield East constituencies. The records include material relating to the Labour Party and material relating to his work within his constituency and as a Member of Parliament and Minister of State. Original available for consultation by appointment

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Subseries Parliamentary Debates: House of Commons Official Reports and House of Lords Official Reports

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8 volumes House of Commons and House of Lords Official Reports collected by JPW Mallalieu MP. These reports cover the outbreak of the Second World War. The specific reports included are: House of Commons Official Reports Volume 351, Nos 160-163, and House of Lords Official Reports Volume 114 Nos 104-108. Original available for consultation by appointment

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1947-1980

Invitations, seating plans and orders of ceremonies 1 file Invitations, seating plans and orders of ceremonies for events that Joseph Percival William Mallalieu attended in numerous capacities, but mostly as Labour MP for Huddersfield and later Huddersfield East constituencies. The file includes: an invitation to an afternoon party at Buckingham Palace on 10 Jul 1947; an invitation to a private view and reception at the Tate Gallery of the opening exhibition of South African art on 28 Sep 1948; an invitation and seating plan for a Luncheon as part of the visit of Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, and the Duke of Edinburgh to Huddersfield on 26 Jul 1949; an order of service for a service in memory of Aneurin ''Nye'' Bevan at Westminster Abbey on 26 Jul 1960; an order of service for the funeral of Arthur Gardiner at Huddersfield Crematorium on 8 Jul 1971, with JPW Mallalieu's speech notes for the oration that he gave during the ceremony; an order of proceedings and seating plan for a ceremony to mark the bicentenary of the United States of America at Westminster Hall on 26 May 1976; a menu for the Kikrless Metropolitan Council Civic Ball on 14 Jan 1977; an order of service for a service of thanksgiving for the life and work of Edward Lancelot Mallalieu, knight, QC at St Margaret's Church, Westminster on 18 Mar 1980; and an order of proceedings and menu for the presentation of The Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Kirklees to Sir William Mallalieu at Huddersfield Polytechnic University on 27 Jan 1980, with handwritten notes that may have been JPW Mallalieu's speech notes for the event. Original available for consultation by appointment

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File Various notes and letters received or written by JPW Mallalieu 9 items Correspondence sent to Joseph Percival William Mallalieu and

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Page 64 of 104 rough notes written by Mallalieu while MP for Huddersfield East. The correspondents includes; a letter from Harold Wilson that references Huddersfield Town football players; a letter from Michael Foot expressing his worry for Mallalieu's situation and suggesting advice; at a copy of a letter from Jim Callaghan dated 31 Mar 1979 thanking Mallalieu for his letter and expressing disapointment that 'we shall not see you back'. Original available for consultation by appointment

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Jul 1968

Letters congratulating JPW Mallalieu on becoming Minister for Technology 1 file Correspondence congratulating Joseph Percival William Mallalieu on becoming Minister of State at the Ministry of Technology and correspondence thanking him for his work as Minister of State at the Board of Trade, the file also contains some of Mallalieu's replies to these letters. The correspondents include: Harold Wilson MP; William Thomas Wells MP; Lord Geddes; the British Airports Authority; the British Aircraft Corporation; British Air Line Pilots Association; Rolls Royce Limited; Umit Haluk Bayulken (Turkish Ambassador). Original available for consultation by appointment

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1927-1992

Personal papers 1 box Personal papers of Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu and his wife Lady Rita Mallalieu. The papers include personal correspondence and family history records, photographs of JPW Mallalieu with his family and friends and in his role as an MP, newspaper cuttings concerning his political career, and records concerning Lady Rita Mallalieu's life and career. Original available for consultation by appointment

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Series Personal and family correspondence 12 items

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Page 65 of 104 Correspondence sent or received by Joseph Percival William Mallalieu to/from his friends and family, including: a letter dated 28 Jan 1927 sent by Wilfred Wood to 'Master Percival & Master Richard' concerning news 'since they left Lockwood for school; a letter dated 12 Apr 1935 from the Evening Standard confirming Mallalieu's appointment; a letter dated 26 Mar 1940 from the Daily Express confirming Mallalieu's appointment; a letter c1945 from Mallalieu's colleagues at the Daily Express enclosing fish knives as a wedding present; an undated letter from Michael Foot MP thanking Mallalieu for his last letter; a letter dated 15 Feb 1961 from Tyne Tees Television Ltd offering Mallalieu the job of Chairing a programme discussing the qualities of leadership in front of an audience of school leavers; a letter dated 27 Oct 1975 from the National Union of Journalists welcoming Mallalieu to life membership of the Union; letter dated 30 Dec 1977 sent to Mallalieu's son Ben concerning family news; letters dated 1979 from and to Peter Blackburn enclosing a cartoon strip drawn by Peter; a letter dated 11 Dec 1979 from (Alderman) Clifford Stephenson congratulating Mallalieu on being made Freeman of Kirklees; a letter dated 13 Nov 1979 sent by Mallalieu to Nuffield Orthopedic Centre enquiring about the timing of his hip operation; and a letter from JPW Mallalieu's sister thanking him and Rita (Mallalieu) for their weekend together. Original available for consultation by appointment

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20th century

Mallalieu family history 1 file Articles and resources concerning the history of the Mallalieu family and the Saddleworth area Original available for consultation by appointment

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Series Photographs 47 items Photographs of Joseph Percival William Mallalieu. The photographs include family photographs, photographs of visits to Royal Navy Ships and RAF sites, and photographs of JPWM Mallalieu at official events. Original available for consultation by appointment

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c1940-27 Jan 1980

Photographs of family and friends 18 items Photographs of Joseph Percival William Mallalieu and his family and friends. The photographs include: a photograph of Mallalieu in his Royal Navy uniform, c1939-1945; photographs of Joseph Percival William Mallalieu and Rita Mallalieu's wedding day, 1945; photographs of the christening of Joseph Percival William Mallalieu and Rita Mallalieu's daughter Ann Mallalieu at the House of Commons in 1945; photographs of JPW Mallalieu with Michael Foot at an FA Cup football match in 1949 between Huddersfield Town and Plymouth Argyle (Michael Foot was a Plymouth supporter), which Huddersfield won 1-0; photographs of Mallalieu at a football match; photographs of Mallalieu's friend Arthur Gardiner and his wife; a family photograph of Mallalieu with his wife Rita, daughter Ann, son Ben, and their dog; a photograph of Mallalieu playing cricket; a photograph of JPW Mallalieu, Rita Mallalieu and Ben Mallalieu outside Buckingham Palace after Mallalieu has received his knighthood in Jun 1979; Original available for consultation by appointment

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c1966-c1968

Photographs of visits to Royal Navy ships and RAF sites 21 items Photographs of Joseph Percival William Mallalieu visiting Royal Navy ships and Royal Air Force (RAF) sites. Between 1967-1968 Mallalieu was Minister of Defence (Royal Navy). The photographs include; numerous photographs of Mallalieu onboard HMS Cleopatra and HMS Kent during a visit to Portland on 14 Jun 1966, including a photograph of Mallalieu onboard HMS Ark Royal; a photograph of Mallalieu onboard HMS Simbang; a photograph of Mallalieu onboard HMS Vernon; a photograph of Mallalieu at RAF St Mawgan in Jun 1966; a photograph of Mallalieu with the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles at the Royal Aircarft Establishment, Farnborough, Hampshire on 5 Aug 1968. Original available for consultation by appointment

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File Photographs at official events 9 items

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Photographs of Joseph Percival William Mallalieu attending various events in his capacity as MP for Huddersfield and as a Minister of Government. The file includes: an official photograph of Mallalieu alongside seven other MPS, c1950s-1960s, mounted on card; a photograph of Mallalieu being fitted with a parachute during a visit to the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC); a photograph of Mr and Mrs Mallalieu at the Opening Day of the 18th International Gifts Fair, Blackpool, 6 Feb 1967; a photograph of Mallalieu in 'The Britannia Inn' during British Week in Bruges, Belgium in Apr 1968; a photograph of Joseph Percival William Mallalieu at the official opening of the Huddersfield Jobcentre on 10 Jul 1974; and a photograph of Mallalieu canvassing in Huddersfield, c1960s. Original available for consultation by appointment

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Series

1945-1983

Press articles concerning JPW Mallalieu's life and work 8 files Newspaper articles concerning JPW Mallalieu's life and political career. The articles cover his full political career from being elected as Labour MP for Huddersfield in 1945, and from 1950 onwards as MP for Huddersfield East (following the split of the constituency), until his resignation in 1979. The articles also include obituaries following Mallalieu's death on 13 Mar 1980. Original available for consultation by appointment

JPM/3/4/2

File

Jun 1945-Jul 1945

Newspaper cuttings concerning the 1945 General Election 1 file Newspaper articles concerning JPW Mallalieu's campaign and victory in the 1945 General Election, held on 5 Jul 1945, collected by the Mallalieu family. The cuttings are mostly taken from the Huddersfield Examiner. Original available for consultation by appointment

JPM/3/4/3

File Newspaper cuttings concerning various events in JPW Mallalieu's political career

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1946-1982


Page 68 of 104 1 file Various newspaper articles concerning JPW Mallalieu's career as Labour MP for Huddersfield and then Huddersfield East (following the split of the constituency in 1950). The file includes articles concerning Mallalieu meeting constituents in Hudderfield and speaking at public events, his backing of projects in the Huddersfield area and articles concerning Labour's political history. The file also includes an article that Mallalieu wrote for Illustrated about meeting Traian Cerega, a former leader of the Romanian steelworkers trade union, who was a political prisoner during the Cold War. Original available for consultation by appointment

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File

Jan 1966-Dec 1966

Newspaper cuttings concerning disputes and changes in personnel within the navy 3 items Newspaper articles concerning the resignation of Christopher Mayhew as Minister of Defence for Navy following disputes over naval policy and JPW Mallalieu being appointed his replacement as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Navy. The articles also concern the potential impact of these disputes for the upcoming General Election in Mar 1966 and news of a further dispute in Dec 1966 between the First Sea Lord, Sir Varyl Begg, and the Admiralty Board over the future role of the Roal Navy. Original available for consultation by appointment

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File

1974

Newspaper cuttings concerning the 1974 General Election 2 items Newspaper articles concerning JPW Mallalieu's campaign and victory in the 1974 General Election, held on 28 Feb 1974, collected by the Mallalieu family. The cuttings are taken from the Huddersfield Examiner. Original available for consultation by appointment

JPM/3/4/6

File Newspaper cuttings concerning JPW Mallalieu's retirement

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1976-1979


Page 69 of 104 1 file Newspaper articles concerning JPW Mallalieu's retirement as MP for Huddersfield East (and formerly Huddersfield before the constituency was split in 1950). The file includes many articles and interviews that provide a concise biography of Mallalieu's life and political career, including: a letter that Mallalieu wrote to the editor of the Huddersfield Examiner upon his retirement thanking his colleagues and the constituents of Huddersfield for his career; an article containing an interview with Mallalieu in which he gives his opinion on famous postwar political figures including, Atlee, Bevin, Bevan, Gaitskell, Macmillan and Thatcher; and articles which relate to the 1979 General Election and Mallalieu's successor as Labour MP for Huddersfield East, Barry Sheerman. The file also includes a copy of Yorkshire Life magazine, Mar 1979, which includes an interview with Mallalieu about his life and work, p50-51. Original available for consultation by appointment

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File

Jan 1980

Newspaper cuttings concerning JPW Mallalieu being made Freeman of Kirklees 3 items Newspaper articles concerning Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu becoming the first Freeman of Kirklees. The ceremony took place on 27 Jan 1980 in the Great Hall at Huddersfield Polytechnic University. The articles cover the events of the day and include concise biographies of Mallalieu's life and career. Original available for consultation by appointment

JPM/3/4/8

File Newspaper cuttings concerning JPW Mallalieu's death 1 file Newspaper articles concerning JPW Mallalieu's death on 13 Mar 1980. The file includes obituaries from local and national newspapers collected by the Mallalieu family. The file includes a Letter to the Editor on the news of Mallalieu's death of the Huddersfield Examiner from Sir Harold Wilson, James Callaghan, Barry Sheerman and other notable Kirklees political figures. The file also includes two photocopies of Mallalieu's death certificate. Original available for consultation by appointment

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1980-1983


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JPM/3/5

Series

1947-1992

Lady Rita Mallalieu records 5 files Personal correspondence and family records of Lady Rita Mallalieu, Labour Councillor and wife of Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu. The records include: correspondence concerning Rita's father, Jack Tinn, as a previous Manager of Portsmouth FC; correspondence sent from her husband, JPW Mallalieu; letters of condolence following the death of her husband on 13 Mar 1980; and newspaper cuttings concerning her career and that of her daughter, Ann Mallalieu. Original available for consultation by appointment

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File

16 Sep 19395 Dec 1939

Employment reference request for Rita Mallalieu for a post in Government employment 1 item Sent by the Ministry of Labour, Employment Exchange, Portsmouth, to Major General Bernard Law Montgomery (later 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein), care of The War Office, London. Major General Bernard Law Montgomery completed the reference form in his capacity as President of Portsmouth Football Club where Rita Tinn was an Assistant Secretary. Original available for consultation by appointment

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File Records concerning Jack Tinn 5 items Letters and a newspaper article relating to Jack Tinn, father of Lady Rita Mallalieu and manager of Portsmouth FC from 19271947. The records include letters sent to Tinn concerning his resignation from Portsmouth and his subsequent relationship with the club, as well as a letter of congratulations sent to Aston Villa for appointing Tinn as Chief Scout at the club. Original available for consultation by appointment

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JPM/3/5/3

File

21 Jul 19471990s

Various personal correspondence 11 items Personal correspondence sent to Lady Rita Mallalieu which includes: letters sent from Captains of HMS Hermione, which she had launched in 1967, concerning news of the ship and arranging for her to visit; two letters from Michael Foot regarding parties that they had attended; a letter from Mike Shaw of the Huddersfield Examiner thanking Lady Mallalieu for her letter and recalling memories of working with 'Bill' (Joesph Percival William Mallalieu) as journalists; a letter from [Paddy?] thanking Rita for her 'kindly thought in coming along to Pompey' and hoping that she will accept the cigarette box that he sent as a token of his thanks; and a letter sent by her grandaughter Sophie regarding a premium bonds win and enquiring about purchasing her grandmother's car. The file also contains a change of address card for Lady Mallalieu. These records contain personal data relating to living individuals. The original may be made available for individual consultation if the following terms have been met: - the Heritage Quay supervisor is satisfied that the researcher is consulting the records for historical research purposes only and will not cause substantial damage or distress to any subject of the records - the researcher has been alerted to the Data Protection principles that they must follow - the researcher has signed a Researcher Undertaking form It may be possible to provide a redacted copy of a record if certain sections contain data that is not suitable for production. Ask the archivist responsible for the collection, or senior member of staff, if you have any Data Protection concerns around making these records accessible.

JPM/3/5/4

File Letters sent from JPW Mallalieu to Rita Mallalieu 8 items Personal letters sent by 'Bill' (Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu) to his wife Rita Mallalieu while he was working away from home in London, Warrington and Bahrain. Within the letters JPW Mallalieu discusses the work he's been doing and makes arrangements for returning home or for their next meeting elsewhere. The correspondence includes: one letter in which Bill discusses being offered a flat in Paddington for ÂŁ3 a week that was

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Page 72 of 104 owned by 'Joch and Audrey Stewart', the later being editor of Vogue magazine, 1940-1960, and who had been his friend from Oxford; a letter in which Bill discusses being offered work writing articles for a number of publications including the International Observer, the Sunday Pictorial and Lilliput; a letter in which he discusses a talk that he provided at the Theatre Royal; and a letter from Bahrain where Bill was visiting a naval base, he describes the conditions at the base as well as the conditions onboard ships and submarines in the area. Original available for consultation by appointment

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File

1970s-16 Dec 1992

Newspaper cuttings 3 items Newspaper cutting concerning the life and work of Lady Rita Mallalieu and her daughter Baronness Ann Mallalieu, including: an article that identifies the role that Lady Mallalieu played in supporting her husband's career as an MP; an article concerning Lady Mallalieu receiving a silver bowl from her colleagues on Buckinghamshire Area Health Authority for recognition of her work as Chairman; and an article concerning the appointment of Lady Ann Mallalieu to a Member of the House of Lords. Original available for consultation by appointment

JPM/3/5/6

File Invitations and appointments 1 file Correspondence sent to and from Lady Rita Mallalieu concerning invitations to events and meetings. The invitations mostly relate to events and meetings that she was invited to in her capacity as Chairman of the Buckinghamshire Area Health Authority, such as: the opening events for health campaigns and hospital appeals; meetings of the Institute of Health Service Administrators; and Committee and Friend group meetings relating to healthcare in the Buckinghamshire area. These records may contain personal data relating to living individuals. The original may be made available for individual consultation if the following terms have been met: - the Heritage Quay supervisor is satisfied that the researcher is consulting the records for historical research purposes only and will not cause substantial damage or distress to any subject of the records - the researcher has been alerted to the Data Protection principles

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1974-26 Mar 1981


Page 73 of 104 that they must follow - the researcher has signed a Researcher Undertaking form It may be possible to provide a redacted copy of a record if certain sections contain data that is not suitable for production. Ask the archivist responsible for the collection, or senior member of staff, if you have any Data Protection concerns around making these records accessible.

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File

13 Mar 198026 Mar 1980

Letters of condolence 1 file Letters of condolence sent to Lady Rita Mallalieu following the death of her husband Joseph Percival William Mallalieu. The file includes letters from: James Callaghan; Lord Janner; Richard Faulkner; Sir Allan noble; The Labour Party Yorkshire Region Council Secretary; Huddersfield Conservative Association; the United Nations Association Huddersfield Branch; LB Holliday & Company Limited; Kirklees Metropolitan Council Housing Department; These records contain personal data relating to living individuals. The original may be made available for individual consultation if the following terms have been met: - the Heritage Quay supervisor is satisfied that the researcher is consulting the records for historical research purposes only and will not cause substantial damage or distress to any subject of the records - the researcher has been alerted to the Data Protection principles that they must follow - the researcher has signed a Researcher Undertaking form It may be possible to provide a redacted copy of a record if certain sections contain data that is not suitable for production. Ask the archivist responsible for the collection, or senior member of staff, if you have any Data Protection concerns around making these records accessible.

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Series Various personal items 5 items Items belonging to JPW Mallalieu found within his papers. Includes National Savings Movement coupon cards, a catalogue of artists works, a Huddersfield manufacturing firms advertising

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Mid 20th century-Late 20th century


Page 74 of 104 supplement and a christmas card. Original available for consultation by appointment

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University of Huddersfield Archive Service

Noreen Logan’s Archive relating to Huddersfield Labour Party 1919- 1990

To search this catalogue electronically please visit www.heritagequay.org/archives

Accession No(s): 2010-08-09 Date of Accession: 9 August 2010 Collection Reference No: NL Catalogued Date: August 2013 Updated: ďƒ“University of Huddersfield, 2016


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NL

Fonds

1919-1990

Noreen Logan's Archive Relating to Huddersfield Labour Party 1 Box The collection contains: 1 - Labour Party documents, such as letters, account books and membership cards 2 - Social Committee folder 3 - Newspaper cuttings 4 - Election information such as flyers and manifestos for different parties 5 - Socialist club minute book and account book 6 - Other books and leaflets

Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/1

Series

1964-1981

Huddersfield Labour Party - Noreen Logan 1 Folder One black leather folder containing various loose items, account books, membership cards and letters belonging to Noreen Logan. Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/1/1

SubSeries Huddersfield Labour Party Official Documents 1 folder Councillors' allowances facts and figures sheet. A list of 13 question and answers on councillors allowances. Dated June 1974. Huddersfield and Kirkburton Central, discussion paper No. 1. Critically examines clause VI of the party's constitution. Huddersfield East constitution. Includes clauses I, IV, VI, IX, X, XII, XIII, and XIV. Dated 14 July 1975. Letter addressed to 'all branch secretaries in Kirkburton Ward'. Regards subscriptions to the Kirkburton ward membership. Dated January 1976.

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1974-1982


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List of secretaries of Huddersfield and Kirkburton Central Labour Party. Dated March 1975. Report from Mrs N. Gresham on the general election 1974. List of candidates for the 1982 district council elections. Copy of the 'Model Rules for Constituency Labour Parties'. Letter from the examiner, addressed to Clr. E. Stancliffe. Contains a blank 'who's who' form, asking the reader to complete and return. A list of costs of room hires around the Kirklees area. Dated 1 April 1975 - 1 June 1975.

Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/1/2

SubSeries

1964-1980

Huddersfield Labour Party Account Books 1 folder A Huddersfield and Upper Agbrigg, Trustee savings book. Dates December 1966 - Mar 1976. A TSB savings book. Dates May 1796 - Aug 1978. Account book containing membership payments divided into dates, then men and women. Also contains loose pages of incomes and expenditures. Dates 1964-1980

Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/1/3

SubSeries Huddersfield Labour Party Publications 1 folder A booklet entitled, 'A Guide to Public Speaking' by Harold Croft. Published by the Labour Party, 1955. Booklet titled, 'How to Build up the Postal Vote'. Leaflet, 'So You Want to Change Society? What are you doing about it?' 2 copies.

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1955-1979


Page 78 of 104 Leaflet, 'Labour Weekly. Blast off Oct 1st'. Advertising a new Labour Newspaper, launching Friday October 1, 1971. Booklet, 'The Labour Party and You: A new guide for members'. Contains a series of leaflets, introducing the Labour Party. 1979.

Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/1/4

SubSeries

1969-1981

Huddersfield Labour Party Membership Cards 1 folder Membership cards and forms, from 1969-1981. 1 blank membership form. 1 Booklet titles, 'The Labour Party: Constitution and Rules for Constituency Labour Parties and Local Labour Parties in County Constituencies'. Information for new members. Printed 1956. Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/1/5

SubSeries Huddersfield Labour Party Letters 1 folder Letter addressed to N Logan, from the Divisional Education Officer, regarding Kirkheaton Primary school accommodation and transferring a temporary classroom from the C of E infant school. Dated 21 July 1972. Letter addressed to 'all branch secretaries' from Noreen Logan. Regarding J.P.W.Mallalieu meetings. Dated Jan 1976. Letter to N Logan, thanking her for her work for the 1974 election. Dated 8 March 1974. Letter addressed to Nellie Logan, thanking her for help with the 1972 election, and noting the disappointment of the result. 9 March 1972. Letter of thanks to N Logan for her help in the 1974 election. 6 March 1974. Letter addressed to Noreen Logan, thanking her for her letter about a gas leak. Dated 10 September 1974.

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1972-1976


Page 79 of 104 2 Letters relating to the continuing use of the Kirkheaton Cricket and Bowling Club facilities. Dated 13 December 1974. Handwritten letter thanking Noreen Logan for her work for 'Safe to work effort'. Dated December 1974. Candidate form admitting Noreen Logan to the counting of the votes at the Local Government Election. Confirmation letter to Noreen Logan, nominating her as a candidate for the District Council Election 1973. Unflattering card sent to N Logan, dated 1974. Card seems to mock her appearance and inside is written 'keep trying'. Unsigned.

Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/1/6

Subseries Huddersfield Labour Party Official Documents

Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/2

Series Kirkheaton Labour Party Social Committee 1 folder Flyer for the Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee celebrations held in Kirkheaton, on 7 June 1977. Letter sent to N Logan, regarding the Lotteries and Gaming act 1963, in relation to the Kirkheaton Branch Labour Party. List of winning raffle numbers and prizes. 3 sheets of dominoes players and stage table for the dominoes competition March 1975. 3 copies of a leaflet advertising the Kirkheaton ward Labour Party, annual golfing championships, 25 June 1975? A letter to L. Craven printers, confirming an order of 3000 raffle tickets. Leaflet advertising Kirkheaton Branch mini golf championships. 7 July ????

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1975-1977


Page 80 of 104 A table of darts players and winners of the March 1975 darts competition. List of profits made from the various branches of the Huddersfield and Kirkburton Labour Party. 1975. List of profits made from the various branches of the Huddersfield and Kirkburton Labour Party. 1976. Details of the 1977 annual holiday of the party. Details of the social committee's weekend trip to Chester 1976. 2 raffle tickets for a draw on 30 May 1977. 1 receipt for trophies purchased by Mrs Logan. 1 receipt Kirkheaton Labour Party lottery. Various note paper sheets listing amounts received from members for different social events.

Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/3

Series Newspaper Clippings 1 folder Blue TSB bank wallet containing cuttings Picture titled: School's ÂŁ1m extensions open Picture of some of the winners who took honours in the Huddersfield Bowling Association tournament. 31 October 1981. Small mention of a Mr Frank Hackett's retirement. Article titled, 'Mrs Hackett will go to town'. Noting Mrs Hackett being chosen as a member of a deputation to go to the House of Commons. Article titled, 'Mrs Hackett sees Mr Mabane' to discuss housing issues. -

Photocopy from Huddersfield Examiner, 10 April 1974. 'Finance Chief Answers Rate Critics'. Article titled 'Tories blamed for rate rises'. Tribute in the Daily Herald, 16 April 1951, to Ernie Bevin. Page from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 6 May 1983. Results of Kirklees council elections. Page from 'The Worker', 27 September 1919. Various articles.

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Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/4

Series

1937-1990

Election Items 1 folder General election information Labour party flyers and information Conservative flyers Liberal flyers Independent candidate flyers Other party flyers Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/4/1

SubSeries

1974

Election Items - General 1 wallet Blank nomination form for the election of urban district councillors. List of recognised offices across West Yorkshire Standing Orders for executive committees and general committees Letter send by the county councillor informing households of the abolishment of the County Council Statutory Instrument form No. 447, 1974. Contains 'The Local Government (Allowances) Regulations 1974' Local Government Act 1974. Part III: Local Complaints.

Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/4/2

SubSeries Election Items - Labour 3 wallets Collection of 'Vote Labour' flyers from 1945-1989

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1945-1989


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Collection of local Labour Party magazines The Labour Party Policy statement Letter from the Secretary Agent regarding new election candidates Procedure for the selection of candidates for Yorkshire Regional Council of the Labour Party 1976 4 letters relating to the selection of candidates for the district elections 1982. 2 letters relating to the re-organisation of member branches, 1981

Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/4/3

Item

1972-1990

Election Items - Conservative 1 wallet Collection of 'Vote Conservative' flyers from 1972-1990 Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/4/4

SubSeries

1973-1987

Election Items - Liberal 1 wallet Collection of 'Vote Liberal' flyers, some date 1973 and 1975, but most dates unknown. A copy of the 1982 Kirklees Liberal Manifesto 8 editions of the Liberal magazine, 'Focus'. 1 dated 1987

Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/4/5

SubSeries Election Items - Independant 1 wallet

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1951-1973


Page 83 of 104 Gladys L. Mallinson candidate for Kirkburton Urban District Counil Election. 1951. Independent candidates A. Manby and G. Rushforth for Kirklees District Council, 1973. Paddock ward councillor, Molly Mathieson for Kirklees council elections. Date unknown.

Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/4/6

SubSeries

1992

Election Items - Other Parties 1 wallet Flyer for 'Vote Workers Revolutionary Party' 2 Flyers for 'Vote Communist' Flyer for 'Vote Green Party', 1992.

Original available for consultation by appointment

NL/5

Series

1937-1957

Socialist Club 1 Minute book and 1 account book Minute book of Kirkheaton Socialist Club. Commencing 22 January 1937 - 3 April 1937. Contains a letter stuck in the back cover from J.P.W.Mallalieu thanking the party members for their support during the general election. Dated 21 June 1955. Account book from August 1949 - April 1957.

Original available for consultation by appointment

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Series Books and Leaflets 2 books and 4 random leaflets Shepley Village Magazine, March 1973.

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1939-1973


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A.B.C. of Chairmanship by Sir Walter Citrine, K.B.E. published 1939. Leaflet: Three things you gain from women's workplace discussion groups Leaflet: Kirklees and Nuclear Weapons Leaflet: A few facts and figures about the Huddersfield Corporation Sewage Works. Leaflet: Information Digest Service. Tomorrow's Councils: Division of Responsibility.

Original available for consultation by appointment

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University of Huddersfield Archive Service

J H Whitley Archive 1876- 2011

To search this catalogue electronically please visit www.heritagequay.org/archives

Accession No(s): 2011-10-14 Date of Accession: 14 October 2011 Collection Reference No: JHW Catalogued Date: 14 August 2012 Updated

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Introduction Administrative History JH Whitley (1866-1935) was Speaker of the House of Commons from 1921 to 1928, but during his lengthy and varied career he was also a Halifax mill owner, a champion of universal education, a revered local politician, Chairman of the Royal Commission on Labour in India (which reported in 1931) and Chairman at the BBC (1932-1935).

Collection Description Collection documents the varied career and personal life of J. H. Whitley. Whitley's occupations included Halifax mill owner, champion of universal education, revered local politician, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chairman of the Royal Commission on Labour in India and Chairman at the BBC. Key items form the archive includes letters from Winston Churchill and King George V and the autographs of Ghandi, Benito Mussolini and cricketer Wilfred Rhodes. The collection is split into 8 sections: reference sources relating to J. H. Whitley; scrapbooks compiled by the Whitley family; personal papers, correspondence and photographs relating to Whitley's career and family life; press cuttings referring to J.H. Whitley; a series of cartoons from Punch magazine commenting on Whitley's career; a section concentrating on the history of Whitley councils; material relating to Whitley's relationship with his school, Clifton College and information relating to the General Strike of May 1926.

Extent 6 boxes

Custodial History Related Material Access Conditions Originals available for consultation by appointment

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Fonds

1876- 2011

J H Whitley Archive 345 scrapbook volumes, letters, press cuttings, photographs, books and other items. Collection documents the varied career and personal life of J. H. Whitley. Whitley's occupations included Halifax mill owner, champion of universal education, revered local politician, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chairman of the Royal Commission on Labour in India and Chairman at the BBC. Key items form the archive includes letters from Winston Churchill and King George V and the autographs of Ghandi, Benito Mussolini and cricketer Wilfred Rhodes. The collection is split into 8 sections: reference sources relating to J. H. Whitley; scrapbooks compiled by the Whitley family; personal papers, correspondence and photographs relating to Whitley's career and family life; press cuttings referring to J.H. Whitley; a series of cartoons from Punch magazine commenting on Whitley's career; a section concentrating on the history of Whitley councils; material relating to Whitley's relationship with his school, Clifton College and information relating to the General Strike of May 1926.

Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/1

Section Reference Sources 17 items The section is split into three series; General, Whitley Councils and Archive Collection. The General Series includes materials published on the topic of the Whitley family or where the Whitley family have been mentioned in detail. Items include obituaries, biographies and academic papers. Also included is material written on the subject of 2 key figures associated with the Whitley family: Sir Ralph Verney and Sir Ralph Hugh Carey. The Whitley Council Series contains two books written on the subject of Whitley Councils and Whitleyism. The Archive Collection series includes introductory notes to the archive written by John Paton Whitley, J. H. Whitley's grandson. His notes include an outline of contents, who's who and notes on the compilation of The J. H. Whitley Archive.

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16 May 1931 - 7 Oct 2011


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Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/1/1

SubSection

16 May 1931 - 22 Jun 2011

General 15 items The section is split into three series; General, Whitley Councils and Archive Collection. The General Series includes materials published on the topic of the Whitley family or where the Whitley family have been mentioned in detail. Items include obituaries, biographies and academic papers. Also included is material written on the subject of 2 key figures associated with the Whitley family: Sir Ralph Verney and Sir Ralph Hugh Carey. The Whitley Council Series contains two books written on the subject of Whitley Councils and Whitleyism. The Archive Collection series includes introductory notes to the archive written by John Paton Whitley, J. H. Whitley's grandson. His notes include an outline of contents, who's who and notes on the compilation of The J. H. Whitley Archive.

Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/1/1/9

File

2011

Items related to 'The Aftermath of Suffrage' conference 3 pieces 3 items concerning the conference 'The Aftermath of Suffrage: what Happened after the Vote was Won?' held at University of Sheffield 24-25 Jun 2011. Includes an overview the conference's topic, a paper written by Richard Toye presented at the conference and correspondence between John Paton Whitley and Richard Toye concerning this paper. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/1/1/11

File 'Conversations with the World'

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1990


Page 89 of 104 160 pages Book written by John Tusa, former Managing Director of the BBC World Service. Book contains speeches and articles global broadcasting. Author has inscribed a message on the title page to Oliver Whitley. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/1/1/13

File

1975

'The Reith Diaries' 544 pages Selection of the diary entries of J. C. W. Reith, founder and first director general of the BBC. Edited by Charles Stuart. Pages are bookmarked where references are made to J.H. Whitley. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/1/2

SubSection

1932-1933

Whitley Councils 2 items Two books concerning the Whitley Councils; one written by British author J. B. Seymour and one written by American author L. D. White. Each book explores the problems and the successes of the Whitley Councils, the structure and development of the Councils and the impact of the Councils. Seymour's book contains a foreword written by Whitley. White's book contains the letter that accompanied the copy from White to Whitley. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/1/2/2

File 'Whitley Councils in the British Civil Service' 357 pages Book written by Leonard D. White. The book is split into 4 parts. The first part is about the structure and organisation of the councils, including constitutional problems in the Whitley system. The second part explores the impact of Whitleyism at work. The third part discussed unionism in the Civil Service, including its growth and development. This section also discusses the General Strike and its aftermath. Part four explores the Whitley Councils

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1933


Page 90 of 104 before the Royal Commission, and provides a critique of the Whitley System. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/1/3

SubSection

1956, 2011

Archive Collection 2 items Documents describing the J.H. Whitley Archive. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/2

Series

1889-1934

Scrapbooks 8 Volumes A collection of 8 volumes of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, letters and photographs. The books cover J.H. Whitley's contribution to the education and politics of the town of Halifax; his appointments in the Houses of Parliament, the BBC and with the Chairman of the Royal Commission on Labour in India as well as records of condolence and reminisces after his death in 1935. Notable entries in these scrapbooks include 2 letters from Winston Churchill.

Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/2/1

File

1889-1899

Volume 1 of J. H. Whitley scrapbooks 112 pages Scrapbook containing newspaper cuttings, letters and photographs on the subject of J.H. Whitley's early political career in Halifax and his non-political contributions to the Halifax community, such as the creation of Evening Schools and Boys' Camps. Original available for consultation by appointment

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File

1900


Page 91 of 104 Volume 2 of J.H. Whitley scrapbooks: General Election 50 pages Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings concerning J.H. Whitley's involvement in the 1900 General Elections. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/2/3

File

1900-1903

Volume 3 of J.H. Whitley scrapbooks 50 pages Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings relating to J.H. Whitley's time as a Liberal MP. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/2/4

File

1902-1903

Volume 4 of J.H. Whitley scrapbooks 50 pages Scrapbook containing newspaper cuttings, extracts from Parliamentary debates and a handwritten letter from Winston Churchill. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/2/5

File

1903-1910

Volume 5 of J.H. Whitley scrapbooks 50 pages Scrapbook of newspaper clippings concerning J.H. Whitley's political career and family photographs. Scrapbook includes a typed letter from Winston Churchill to J.H. Whitley. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/2/6

File Volume 6 of J. H. Whitley scrapbooks 66 pages

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1911-1934


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Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, photographs, letters and Hansard extracts, concerning Whitley's political career between 1911 and 1934. Includes his appointment and retirement from the Speakership. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/2/7

File

1935-1972

Volume 7 of J. H. Whitley scrapbooks 23 pages Scrapbook containing obituaries for J. H. Whitley, and letters to his son Oliver giving him condolence. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/2/8

File

1929-1934

Volume 8 of J. H. Whitley scrapbooks: India 59 pages Scrapbook containing photographs, dinner seating plans, letters and press cuttings from J.H. Whitley's time in India, as well as press cuttings about Whitley's time as Chairman for the BBC. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/3

Section Personal Papers 11 items A group of personal papers and mementos collected by J. H. Whitley throughout his career. Items include honorary awards presented from universities as well as official parliamentary debates where Whitley's role as Speaker of the House of Commons is a central topic. The Personal Papers section also includes a visitors' book containing signatures from notable individuals as Mahatma Ghandi and Wilfred Rhodes as well as the Rockefeller family.

Original available for consultation by appointment

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1921-1933


Page 93 of 104

JHW/3/2

Series

1925-1926

Oxford and Cambridge Honorary Degrees 3 items Booklets of graduation ceremonies, including one from the University of Cambridge, where J. H. Whitley gained a Honorary Degree in Law and two which show that Whitley received a Doctor of Civil Law Honorary Degree. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/3/3

Series

27 Apr 1921 - 19 Jun 1928

Hansards 3 Items Three Official Reports from the House of Commons. The first one is a presentation volume containing a Parliamentary Debate on J. H. Whitley becoming the new Speaker of the House of Commons. The second report contains Whitley's request to retire from the Speakership due to his ill health. The third report contains a Vote of Thanks given to Whitley by the House of Commons, including speeches by Stanley Baldwin, Ramsay MacDonald, David Lloyd George and T. P. O'Connor. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/4

Section Correspondence 138 letters A collection of letters sent to or from the family of J.H. Whitley (1866-1935), MP for Halifax and Speaker of the House of Commons. Correspondence is split into three categories: letters concerning J.H. Whitley's official appointments; private correspondence between members of the Whitley family and correspondence sent after J.H. Whitley's death, concerning his career as Speaker. The Whitley family's correspondence includes communication with notable individuals such as H. H. Asquith, Stanley Baldwin, J. M. Barrie, G. Bernard Shaw, Andrew Bonar Law, Violet Bonham-Carter, Austen Chamberlain, Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, Earl Haig, Ramsay MacDonald and King George V.

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1907 - 1994


Page 94 of 104

Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/4/1

Series

1907-1933

Official Letters to, or from J H Whitley 114 letters Official letters to and from J. H. Whitley concerning his political career from 1907 onwards, including his appointment and retirement from the Speakership. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/4/2

Series

1912-1928

Private Letters to, or from J H Whitley 9 letters Letters from J.H. Whitley to members of his family; his sons Percival and Oliver and his brother Alfred. Letters concern family matters, such as the birth of Oliver and the death of Whitley's first wife, Margherita, or refer to Whitley's retirement from the Speakership.

Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/4/3

Series

1945-1994

Letters concerning J H Whitley 29 letters Letters concerning J. H. Whitley as Speaker. Includes correspondence between Oliver Whitley and Sir John Verney, concerning Sir Ralph Verney's memories of J. H. Whitley. Also includes correspondence between Oliver Whitley and Speaker of the House of Commons, Bernard Weatherill. Original available for consultation by appointment

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Section Photographs

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1876-1997


Page 95 of 104

36 items A collection of images related to the family of John Henry Whitley. (1866-1935), MP for Halifax and Speaker of the House of Commons. Collection is split into five categories. Categories include: photographs of J.H. Whitley; photographs of J.H. Whitley's family and photographs of Prime Ministers and other public figures. Two categories relate to photographs of gifts presented to J.H. Whitley. The Whitley family's pictures include images of H. H. Asquith, Lady Margot Asquith, Stanley Baldwin, Randall Cantuar, Lord Cave, Alan Cobham, Sir Edward Grey, David Lloyd George, Ramsay MacDonald, Earl of Oxford, J. H. Whitley, Canon J. M. Wilson and Philip Snowden.

Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/5/1

SubSection

1876-1928

Photographs of J. H. Whitley 9 photos Series includes a photograph of John Henry Whitley as a boy with his father, stepmother and siblings; photographs of Whitley as the Speaker of the House of Commons and photographs of Whitley with his children and cars. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/5/2

SubSection Photographs of J. H. Whitley's Family 7 photographs Series includes a photograph of J. H. Whitley's mother and grandmother, and a photograph of his youngest son Oliver at the age of 9. The series also holds photographs of the Whitley Family Monument at Lister Lane Cemetery in Halifax. Complied by Stuart Wilkinson. Includes monuments for: J. H. Whitley, Alfred W. Whitley, Edward N. Whitley, Ada R. Whitley, Emma D. Crook, Samuel Rinder-Whitley, Sarah Whitley, Nathan Whitley and Lucy Whitley. Original available for consultation by appointment

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?-1921


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SubSection

1926-1927

Photographs of Prime Ministers and other notables 17 items Series includes personal snapshots taken by Oliver Whitley and press cuttings of numerous politicians and other public figures. Persons photographed include: H. H. Asquith, Lady Margot Asquith, Stanley Baldwin, Randall Cantuar, Lord Cave, Alan Cobham, Sir Edward Grey, David Lloyd George, Ramsay MacDonald, Earl of Oxford, J. H. Whitley, Canon J. M. Wilson and Philip Snowden. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/5/5

Series

1997

Photographs of silver casket presented by the town of Halifax to J. H. Whitley 2 photographs Photographs of silver casket presented by the town of Halifax to J. H. Whitley Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/6

Section Press Cuttings 63 items Section contains press-cuttings which regard the career and personal life of J. H. Whitley and his family. The press cuttings concerning J. H. Whitley (JHW/6/1) highlight Whitley's career achievements from before his Speakership, then at the election of his Speakership, followed by his retirement from the Speakership and his post-Speakership career. The section containing obituaries and tributes to Whitley emphasise his political achievements. The press cuttings concerning J. H. Whitley's Family (JHW/6/2) reflects significant moments in Whitley's personal life, such as the death of his step-mother, the marriage of his eldest daughter and the death of his first wife. This section gives a useful overview of Whitley's impact through the reaction of the media to many aspects of his life.

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1892-1997


Page 97 of 104

Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/6/1

Series

1892-1997

Press Cuttings concerning J. H. Whitley 49 items Items, mainly press-cuttings, pertaining to the career and personal life of J. H. Whitley. Includes items relating to Whitley's career pre-Speakership, items relating to Whitley's election and retirement from the Speakership, items relating to Whitley's career post-Speakership and finally items relating to Whitley's death. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/6/1/1

SubSeries

1892-1897

Pre-Speakership 8 items Items relating to J. H. Whitley before his speakership. Includes letters and articles concerning the family firm S. Whitley & Co., an article about an employee's excursion to Blackpool, articles about Whitley's wedding and silver wedding anniversary, and articles about the Freedom of Halifax. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/6/1/2

SubSeries

1921-1928

Speakership 37 items Items regarding J. H. Whitley's election and retirement from the Speakership. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/6/1/2/1

SubSubSeries Election 25 items

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1921


Page 98 of 104 Items relating to J. H. Whitley's election as Speaker of the House of Commons, including press-cuttings and photographs regarding J. W. Lowther's retirement from the Speakership and Whitley's consequent election to the Speakership. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/6/1/2/2

SubSubSeries

1928

Retirement 12 items Items relating to J. H. Whitley's retirement from the Speakership. Includes press-cuttings of tributes to Whitley, Parliamentary activity during Whitley's Speakership and rumours about who will be Whitley's successor. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/6/1/3

SubSeries

1928-1983

Post-Speakership 5 items Items regarding Whitley's career post-Speakership. Includes information about Whitley's second marriage, information about the Royal Navy Destroyer named 'Whitley', information about the first ever Empire Broadcast and an article about The Speaker's Commentary and it's relation to the title of 'Speaker'. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/6/1/4

SubSeries

1935

Obituaries 20 items Items regarding the death of J. H. Whitley, mostly obituaries and tributes to Whitley published in newspapers. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/6/2

Series Press Cuttings concerning J. H. Whitley's Family

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1917-1941


Page 99 of 104 14 items Items regarding member's of J. H. Whitley's family; includes press-cuttings concerning the death of J. H. Whitley's step-mother, J. H. Whitley's eldest daughter's marriage, the death of J. H. Whitley's first wife, J. H. Whitley's youngest daughter's rise as a hostess and finally the election of J. H. Whitley's eldest son and daughter as Mayor and Mayoress of Halifax. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/7

Section

1919-1985

Whitley Councils Collection 18 items The items in the section provide insight in to the history of Whitley Councils, with newspaper articles, lectures, magazine articles and letters all emphasising the impact and success of Whitleyism. A National Joint Industrial Council or a Joint Industrial Council can also be known as a Whitley Council. This is because J. H. Whitley proposed a system of consultations in the work place, to improve relations between workers and employers. This model has gone on to influence industrial relations beyond the UK.

Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/7/5

Series

1963 - 1979

Whitley Bulletins 2 items The Whitley Bulletin was a magazine published for sixty years in tribute to J. H. Whitley and his Whitley Councils. Two Whitley Bulletins from 1963 and 1979, which include articles about Whitleyism. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/7/6

Series Correspondence concerning Whitley Bulletins and photographs of J. H. Whitley's Speaker portrait 4 items

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29 Nov 1962 - 28 Jan 1963


Page 100 of 104

Correspondence concerning a photograph of J. H. Whitley's Speaker portrait. Includes a request from Clifton College for a copy of the photograph; permission from the Speaker's House for the distribution of the photograph; and correspondence between Oliver Whitley and J. P. Wolstenholme concerning copies of the photograph. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/7/8

Series

05 May 1969 - 30 Jun 1969

Correspondence relating to published article entitled 'John Henry Whitley: 1866-1935' 7 letters A set of correspondence relating to article entitled 'John Henry Whitley: 1866-1935'. Article was published within issue no. 5 of Trading and Education News, a publication produced by the Training and Education Division of the UK Civil Service Department. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/8

Section Punch Cartoons 30 pieces Section includes Punch cartoons concerning J. H. Whitley's election as Speaker ('The Penalty of Greatness'), his re-election during four different Prime Minister's period of office ('The Arms of The Chair'), his ability to referee Parliament ('A Fellow Feeling'), his retirement from the Speakership ('The Referee's Farewell') and his work as BBC Chairman ('B. B. Secrecy'). Each cartoon has various documents relating to it. 'The Penalty of Greatness', a cartoon commenting on J. H. Whitley's reluctance to become Speaker, has the corresponding article from Punch magazine. 'The Arms of The Chair', a cartoon commenting on J. H. Whitley's re-election as speaker under four Prime Ministers, includes related notes written by Oliver Whitley explaining the meaning behind the cartoon. 'A Fellow Feeling', commenting on J. H. Whitley's control of rough play in Parliament, also includes related notes written by Oliver Whitley explaining the meaning behind the cartoon.

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1921-1990


Page 101 of 104

'The Referee's Farewell', commenting on J. H. Whitley's retirement from the Speakership, again includes notes written by Oliver Whitley, as well as notes written by the House of Commons Library, various photographs relating to the cartoon and an assortment of extracts from Punch magazine. 'B. B. Secrecy', commenting on J. H. Whitley's clash with Lloyd George, Chamberlain and Churchill over their exclusion from 'The Debate Continues', includes corresponding press cuttings, a letter and a memo, a programme list for 'The Debate Continues' and an extract from the BBC Yearbook 1934.

Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/8/1

Series

04 May 1921

Records relating to Punch cartoon, 'The Penalty of Greatness' 3 pages Punch cartoon 'The Penalty of Greatness' and an extract from Punch entitled Essence of Parliament, both concerning the election of a new Speaker. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/8/2

Series

03 Dec 1924

Records relating to the Punch cartoon, 'The Arms of The Chair' 4 pages Punch cartoon 'The Arms of The Chair' with notes written by Oliver Whitley on J. H. Whitley's election as Speaker, acting under four different Prime Ministers. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/8/3

Series Records relating to the Punch cartoon 'A Fellow Feeling' 2 pages Punch cartoon 'A Fellow Feeling' and Oliver Whitley's notes concerning the Speaker's control of rough play in Parliament. Original available for consultation by appointment

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18 Nov 1925


Page 102 of 104

JHW/8/4

Series

13 Jun 1928

Records relating to the Punch Cartoon 'Referee's Farewell' 14 items Punch cartoon 'The Referee's Farewell' and relating documents including Oliver Whitley's notes, notes by the House of Commons Library, a labelled copy of the cartoon and supporting photographs and cartoons. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/8/5

Series

20 Sep 1933

Records relating to the Punch Cartoon 'B. B. Secrecy' 9 items Punch cartoon 'B. B. Secrecy' and relating documents, including a photocopy of the original artwork, 2 press-cuttings, a letter from the BBC to Oliver Whitley and an extract from the BBC Yearbook 1934. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/9

Section General Strike 17 items This section includes copies of various newspapers and their opinion on the General Strike. The British Worker was the newspaper Trade Union Congress (TUC). The British Gazette was a short lived Government newspaper produced only during the General Strike. Thus the copies of these newspapers within this section highlight the contrasting opinions of the TUC and the Government. The copies of the Daily Mail and the Daily Express within this section, as well as the 6 editions of the Daily Graphic, provide opinions from newspapers that didn't solely focus on the General Strike. The General Strike lasted for nine days, from 4 May to 13 May 1926. The Strike was called for by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in an attempt to force the government to stop wage reductions and poor working conditions. The Strike was most

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05 May 1926 - 17 May 1926


Page 103 of 104 prominent in transport and heavy industry. Ultimately the TUC surrendered and the Strike had little impact on industrial relations.

Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/9/4

Series General Strike reports from the Daily Graphic

11 May 1926 - 17 May 1926

6 items 6 editions of the Daily Graphic, in which photographs and articles explain the General Strike. Includes two emergency editions concerning the eighth and ninth days of the Strike, an edition about the end of the Strike, an edition about the victory for the Government and two editions about the return to normal life and resumption of work. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/9/5

05 May 1926 - 13 May Editions of the British Gazette containing reports on the General 1926 Series Strike 8 items 8 editions of the British Gazette, a short-lived Government newspaper that was improvised during the General Strike, showing the official perception of the Strike. Original available for consultation by appointment

JHW/10

Section Clifton College 6 items Section holds items that relate to Clifton College. J. H. Whitley attended the college when Canon James Wilson was the Headmaster. Whitley remained dedicated to the college throughout his life and eventually became the President of the college until his death in 1935. Section includes a seating plan for a Clifton dinner that took place in the Speaker's House when J. H. Whitley was Speaker of the House of Commons. There are also two photographs from the Daily Sketch of the opening of a new science school by the Prince

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1928 - 1935


Page 104 of 104 of Wales. Also included are obituaries for Canon James Wilson, Clifton and a copy of the college's magazine, The Cliftonian, which includes an obituary for J. H. Whitley.

Original available for consultation by appointment

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