Reference number
  • SST
  • 1939-1967
  • Collection
  • Small group, mainly some 200 letters received following his stand against civil defence, 1954.
  • 2 boxes
Admin history
  • Sidney Stringer was Leader of the Labour majority on Coventry City Council, 1938-67, having worked in the engineering industry, until blacklisted in 1932, and subsequently as a mutuality collector. He came to national notice in 1954 when he moved the motion for the City Council to abandon civil defence provision.
    Reference: K. Richardson, 'Twentieth Century Coventry' (1972), p.205-6; 'Dictionary of Labour Biography, Vol. 5' (1979).
Access status
  • Open