Swinton College, Masham, Yorkshire, 1951-1975
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Swinton College near Masham in Yorkshire, was the third and final Conservative College, a national, residential centre of education for Party workers established in 1948, which held over 50 courses and conferences each year in conjunction with the Area and national sections of the Party. It was financed partly from Party funds but its Board of Directors was independent of Conservative Central Office. It was closed in 1977. Its papers deal in the main with the administration of the college and include correspondence between the Principal and the Governors, various committee meetings, course scholarships, and copies of its published journal.