URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL 1929
URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL 1929
Election Saturday 23rd March 1929
Douglas Page, 40 Central Avenue, Hayes (Beltman Engineer) (ELECTED)
Edward George Hartley, 23 West Walk, Hayes (Railway Foreman) (ELECTED)
George Marshall, 9 Hunters Grove (Railway Supervisor) (ELECTED)
Charles Harvey Kelf, 27 Drenon Square (Carpenter & Joiner) (ELECTED)
Anna Begitta Greenhead, 7 Second Avenue, Hayes (Married Women)
Election Saturday 23rd March 1929
* George Marshall was the Chairman of Hayes UDC 1928-1929 (photo April 20th 1928 Advertiser & Gazette)
LABOUR CANDIDATES 1929
Samuel Thorn, 12, Horton Road (Insurance Agent) (ELECTED)
Hubert Beaumont, "Crows Nest" Garden City (Lecturer)
George Varley, 18 St Stephen's Road (Railway Clerk)
Samuel Thorn was one of the pioneer's of the Labour Party in Yiewsley and Captain Hubert Beaumont would later be elected in 1934 as a Labour Councillor and Member of Parliament for Batley & Morley (and in 1929 Prospective Parliamentary candidate for Harrow, He had stood at Aldershot for Labour 1924 )
George Varley of 18 St Stephen's Road, Yiewsley was a well known Yiewsley Labour councillor elected in 1932, born in London, He was employed as railway clerk on the Great Western Railway. He came to Yiewsley in 1921 and was one of the youngest ever Justices of the Peace aged under 40. A Keen supporter of Allotments and Swimming
Mrs Sarah Ann Dubberley, 9, Waterloo Road, Uxbridge (Married Women) (ELECTED)
Richard Thomas Dubberley, 9 Waterloo Road, Uxbridge (Railway Foreman)
Cecil Robert Bond, 36 Cowley Mill Road (Electrician)
Stanley Walter Morgan, "Somercot" Harefield Road (Clerk)
Charles Oughton, Manor Waye Uxbridge (Stores Clerk)
Charles James Peer, Elmdene, Milton Road, Ickenham (Journalist)
* Mrs Sarah Ann Dubberley was the first Labour councillor on the new Uxbridge Urban District Council (Mrs Dubberley had been elected as an Uxbridge Board of Guardian's in 1925)
The local Advertsier & Gazette stated "Labour was only successful in getting one member returned - Mrs Dubberley who now earns her reward for much brave perseverance, for Hillingdon West."
* Cecil Bond is "Dickie" Bond and according to the Advertise & Gazette was standing as a Labour candidate
*Charles Peer (Journalist) of Ickenham, had previously lived at Harrow Weald and had along with Ramsay MacDonald (later Prime Minister) been the founder of Harrow Independent lLbour Party (ILP) branch in the late 1890's. The meeting was held over tea at Hillcrest, Harrow View at the invitation of Mr Harry Phillips who was the endeavouring to establish a branch of the Independent Labour Party in Harrow.
Frederick William Carter, "Willow Vale" Hillingdon Heath (Secretary)
William Henry Catherwood, 1 Mirabella Cottages, Gutteridge Street, (Process Engineer)
Eileen Muriel Courtenay Vulliamy, Elm Tree Cottage, Sweetcroft Lane, (Married Woman)
Ethel Morgan "Somercot" Harefield Road, Uxbridge (Married Woman)
Albert Edwin Taylor, 10 Montague Road, Uxbridge (Railwayman)
Frederick Waite, 47 Manor Way Uxbridge (Printer)
Thomas House, Myrtle Cottage, High Street, Cowley (Railwayman)
Frank Tomlinson, School house, High Street Cowley (Printer)
Edgar Hawkins Davey, Milton Cottage, High Street, Ickenham (Electrical worker)
James William Hall, 11 Glebe Avenue, Ickenham (Railway Booking Clerk)
Harry King, 20 Manor Way, Ruislip (Insurance Agent)
*Mr Haley was Ruislip Labour Party Chairman and Mr F.W. Roques Ruislip Labour Party Secretary
*Mr Catford, Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers (ASW) organiser was prominent member of Ruislip Labour Party- This was period of soaring unemployment, especially amongst those in the building trade.
A NEW LABOUR NEWSLETTER 1929
A Labour organ for the Uxbridge Division
A monthly journal has been published by the Uxbridge Divisional Labour party at one penny per copy.
In the March 1929 issue there appeared an articles by Reginald Bridgeman the Prospective Labour candidate and by Councillor Ernest Hamblin of Southall on the Housing problem and notes and news from the districts in the constituency. Messages of success printed from Mr Ben Tillett and Mr Ramsay MacDonald
Ramsay MacDonald wrote :-
"I am glad to hear that good work is being done in the Uxbridge on behalf of the Labour party and its principles.
Your neighbourhood will not be an easy one to move, but a combination of labour experience and intellectual keenness in everything that concerns the honour and well being of the country cannot be always resisted even by London outskirts.
The Labour appeals to all sorts and conditions of people who really feel that the community is of importance and that only in so far as it is active and intellectual can there be individual liberty, enterprise or well being.
The appeal that the Tory party makes is that whoever happens to have ought to have a chance of having more, and that the great masses should be perfectly well content at the end of their days they have managed to keep body and soul together.
I wish the Labour party well in Uxbridge and hope that your new venture in journalism will be thoroughly successful"
Uxbridge Divisonal Labour Party Newsletter March 1929
HARMONDSWORTH LABOUR PARTY ESTABLISHED 1927
Harmondsworth branch of the Labour Party was established in 1927 as party of the Spelthorne Divisional Labour Party with Mr L.M. Benen-Stock as Secretary who stated "Felt sure that the new party (Harmondsworth) would soon rank as one of the finest in the Spethorne Division"
Mr John Guild, Spelthorne Labour Party Divisional Chairman and Mr Lovett was Divisional Secretary. Local councillor's stated that it was the view of many local Labour councillor's that "a great obstacle in the area ti the election of labour members was the fact that such councils held their meetings during the day time, therefore, debarring the ordinary worker from attending".
1977: L.M. Benen-Stock OBE, BSc made Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Spelthorne.
NORTHWOOD LABOUR PARTY 1928
Fenner Brockway, Independent Labour Party (ILP) spoke in April 1928 to Northwood branch of the Labour Party the meeting held at Brewsters rooms, Northwood.
Secretary of Harrow Trades Union Council 1928 was Mr G. Hales
Mr F.G. Temple of the National Union of Railwayman (NUR) (Labour candidate for Mid Bucks)
George Belt - Daily Herald
Kate Lydia Mapstone, 32 Montague Road (Married Woman)
Edith Liza Mitchel,l 15 Stoke Poges Lane (Married woman)
Lillian Maud Wailey, 76 Montague Road (Teacher)
William James Templeman, 40 Ragstone Road (Sanitary Engineer)
Henry Pierce Dodds, 14 Herachel Street (Fish Store proprietor)
Arthur John Frenchum, 32 Gilbert Road (Railway Clerk0
*William Templeman was already a sitting Labour councillor in Slough
*Kate Mapstone husband William Mapstone had been elected as a Labour Councillor in 1924
WEST MIDDLESEX BOARD OF GUARDIANS COMMITTEE 1930
ALL MEMBERS - PARTY NOT KNOWN
Mr R.J. Hewitt; Mr J.H. Brown; Mr A.G. Keen; Mr R. Yarwood
Mr H. M. Sayers, 44 Warwick Road, Ealing
Mrs Taylor, Hilcrest, Grove Ave, Hanwell
Mr C.R. Davies, 12 Kings Ave, Greenford
Mr W.J. Skinner Cox, 27 Sutherland Rd, Ealing
Mr J. Smith, 7 Golden Manor, Hanwell
Mr H. Talfer, Wilcox, Oldfield, Greenford
Mr C. Kelf, 27 Drenon Square, Hayes
Ruislip & Northwood
Mrs G. Smedley, Avon Grange Church, St Ruislip
Southall - Norwood
Mrs I. M. Waddington, 26 Osterley Park Road, Southall
Mr W. Garrod, 18 Stratford Rd, Southall
Mr G.J. Crook, 62 High St, Uxbridge
Mrs N.B. Hinkley, 133 High Street, Uxbridge
Yiewsley & West Drayton
Mr T. Hancock, 81 (or 31) Otterfield Rd, Yiewsley
also appointed from Middx County Council
Mrs Anna Begitta Greenhead, 7, Second Avenue, Hayes
YIEWSLEY & WEST DRAYTON LABOUR HEADQUARTERS 1937
In 1937 it was reported in the local newspaper that Yiewsley & West Drayton Labour Party had established a fund to secure a new home as the present one was under threat by the widening of Colham Bridge - It was reported that "It seems land has already been acquired for this purpose"