Small group, mainly some 200 letters received following his stand against civil defence, 1954.
Sidney Stringer Papers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 MSS.24
- Dates of Creation1954
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description[ not recorded ]
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Sidney Stringer (1889-1969) 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)
Conditions Governing Access
Access : Open
A further group of Stringer papers is held at Coventry City Record Office. An authority file exists for Sidney Stringer (GB 152 AAR0986).
The collection was deposited with the Centre in 1973 by Sidney Stringer's family.