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Items removed from 1978 diary, bulk: Bulk, 1978, 1978, 1997

MS. 12864/23

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Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including: the Protection of Children Bill; Mary Whitehouse; the Albany Trust and the Paedophile Information Exchange; book I Don't Mind the Sex, it's the Violence by Enid Wistrich; Gay News and the appeal against the outcome of the Whitehouse v Lemon blasphemy case; [Ted] Willis' House of Lords Bill to repeal the Blasphemy Act; the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association; television programme Everyman; Action to Ban the Sexual Exploitation of Children (ABUSE); proposed fourth television channel; President Jimmy Carter; Mary Whitehouse's tour of Australia and other speaking engagements.

Correspondents include Baron [William] Ronald Robertson of Oakridge, Margaret Thatcher, Daniel Wolf, Philip Dossé, Graham [Leonard] (Bishop of Truro), Jim Callaghan, James Anderton (Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police), William Rees Mogg, Michael Green (Rector of St Aldate's), Paul Whitehouse, Angela Antrim and Hugh Whitworth (lay assistant to Archbishop of Canterbury), among others.

Also includes: copy of a press cutting regarding Mary Whitehouse's back injury (dated 1997); memorandum 'Tips on how to do a hatchet job (Memo to Mr. Peter Lennon) Ref. Sunday Times feature 12 Feb 78'; programme of talks on education at St Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall; House of Lords Order Paper for 5 May 1978; programme of a Foyles Luncheon in honour of Barbara Cartland; note containing diary entry for 20-21 July.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in Bulk, 1978
  • Creation: 1978, 1997


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/23

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