Papers of Sidney Stringer (1889-1969), Coventry politician [Labour Party]... Papers of Sidney Stringer (1889-1969), Coventry politician [Labour Party], 1939-1967
Small group, mainly some 200 letters received following his stand against civil defence, 1954.
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).
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