Invitations, seating plans and orders of ceremonies

Scope and Content

Invitations, seating plans and orders of ceremonies for events that Joseph Percival William Mallalieu attended in numerous capacities, but mostly as Labour MP for Huddersfield and later Huddersfield East constituencies. The file includes: an invitation to an afternoon party at Buckingham Palace on 10 Jul 1947; an invitation to a private view and reception at the Tate Gallery of the opening exhibition of South African art on 28 Sep 1948; an invitation and seating plan for a Luncheon as part of the visit of Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, and the Duke of Edinburgh to Huddersfield on 26 Jul 1949; an order of service for a service in memory of Aneurin "Nye" Bevan at Westminster Abbey on 26 Jul 1960; an order of service for the funeral of Arthur Gardiner at Huddersfield Crematorium on 8 Jul 1971, with JPW Mallalieu's speech notes for the oration that he gave during the ceremony; an order of proceedings and seating plan for a ceremony to mark the bicentenary of the United States of America at Westminster Hall on 26 May 1976; a menu for the Kikrless Metropolitan Council Civic Ball on 14 Jan 1977; an order of service for a service of thanksgiving for the life and work of Edward Lancelot Mallalieu, knight, QC at St Margaret's Church, Westminster on 18 Mar 1980; and an order of proceedings and menu for the presentation of The Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Kirklees to Sir William Mallalieu at Huddersfield Polytechnic University on 27 Jan 1980, with handwritten notes that may have been JPW Mallalieu's speech notes for the event.

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