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Creator NameChesworth, Donald Piers (1923-1991)
DescriptionPapers of Donald Piers Chesworth, [1906]-1991, comprising family papers, including photograph album of scout camp attended by his father, Frederick Chesworth, [1929-1936]; diaries of his mother, Daisy Chesworth, 1942-1981, giving brief entries; family holiday photograph album, [1936], stamp albums; files relating to Daisy Chesworth's death and estate, 1987; volume of notes and lectures relating to the National Fire Service, [1939-1945]; papers relating to Chesworth's standing as a Parliamentary candidate, 1945, 1950, including posters, press cuttings, photographs with Clement Attlee campaigning in Rangoon; notes on rallies of Oswald Mosley (standing for Parliament in North Kensington), 1959; correspondence, reports and papers relating to Notting Hill housing and social conditions, [1957-1963], including interviews with tenants and local people, housing waiting lists, minutes of Notting Hill Social Council, 1963; population survey of Kensington, [1961]; rent tribunals; papers, probably preparatory notes for a book by Chesworth, "Anatomy of Notting Hill"; paper entitled "Community Struggles in North Kensington 1966-1974"; correspondence and papers of the Association of Neighbourhood Councils, 1971, (a local government pressure group), particularly with MPs; correspondence, reports, photographs and papers relating to Chesworth's work with War on Want, 1963-1986, including the Mahiwa project, Tanzania, 1970-1973; Bangladesh War of Independence, 1971; minutes and papers relating to the World Political Action Trust, 1970-1973; reports and papers relating to wage fixing in Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika), [1961-1967]; reports and correspondence, 1962-1989, relating to the Sugar Wages Council and education in Mauritius; correspondence and papers relating to the assassination of the vice-president of Zanzibar, 1973 (Zanzibar Treason Trial); papers relating to the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) Labour group, including correspondence relating to secondary schools, 1973; papers relating to his work in Tower Hamlets, including Tower Hamlets Training Forum, [1962], 1986-1989; Tower Hamlets ILEA Tertiary Education Council, [1987-1990]; Spitalfields Heritage Centre, 1983-1991; papers relating to the opening of the Thames Children's Beach (Tower Hill), [1980s]; correspondence, reports and papers relating to Chesworth's work as Warden of Toynbee Hall, [1906-1987], including papers of the Management Committee, articles on the history of the Hall, annual reports, [1970-1988]; papers and correspondence relating to his work as Consultant to Kumagai Gumi UK, 1987-1991.
Admin HistoryBorn, 1923; educated at King Edward VI School, Birmingham; London School of Economics; worked for National Fire Service and Royal Air Force, 1939-1945; stood as an unsuccessful Labour candidate in Warwick and Leamington, 1945, Bromsgrove, 1950, 1951; life member of the Labour party; Student and Overseas Secretary, International Union of Socialist Youth, 1947-1951; Chairman, National Association of Labour Student Organisations, 1947; Whip and Member of the Policy Committee, London County Council, 1952-1965; involved with investigation of the slum landlord Perec (Peter) Rachman in Notting Hill, after rent protests and demonstrations, [1950s]; Member, Board of Visitors, Hewell Grange Borstal, 1950-1952; Chairman, Managers of Mayford Home Office Approved School, 1952-1958; Labour Adviser, Tanganyika Government and Chairman, Territorial Minimum Wages Board, 1961-1962; Labour Adviser, Mauritius Government and Chairman, Sugar Wages Councils, 1962-1965; Council member, 1965-1976 and Chairman, 1967, 1968, 1970-1974, War on Want; Director, Notting Hill Social Council, 1968-1977; National Committee, UK Freedom from Hunger Campaigns, 1969-1976; Executive Board, Voluntary Committee on Overseas Aid and Development, 1969-1976; Member, ILEA Education Committee, 1970-1977; Chairman, World Development Political Action Trust, 1971-1975; Alderman, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, 1971-1977; Chairman, Mauritius Salaries Commission, 1973-1977; Member, Court of Governors, London School of Economics, 1973-1978; South Metropolitan Conciliation Committee, Race Relations Board, 1975-1977; Warden, Toynbee Hall, 1977-1987; Vice-Chairman, Toynbee Housing Association, 1977-1986; Governor, Tower Hamlets Adult Education Institute, 1978-1991; Governor, City and East London College, 1978-1991; Chairman, Mauritius Government Enquiry into position of families without wage earners, 1981; OBE, 1987; Government Salaries Commissioner, Mauritius, 1987-1988; Chairman, Tower Hamlets ILEA Tertiary Education Council, and Member Tertiary Education Board, 1987-1991; Asha East London Education Project, 1986-1991; Advisory Committee member, Queen Mary College project to expand further and higher education taken up by East London youth, 1987-1991, Chairman, Spitalfields Heritage Centre, 1987-1991; Executive Member, Tower Hamlets Training Forum and Workshops, 1986-1991 and Tower Hamlets Education and Careers Centre, 1986-1991; Member, Education Committee, Tower Hamlets Association for Racial Equality, 1986-1991; Social Affairs Consultant, Kumagai Gumi UK, 1987-1991; OBE, 1987; died, 1991. Publications: contributor to Statutory Wage Fixing in Developing Countries (ILO), 1968; contributor to International Labour Review.
ArrangementThe papers are unsorted.
Access StatusOpen


CodePerson or Corporate Body Name
DS/UK/12Mosley; Sir; Oswald Ernald (1896-1980); Politician, Fascist leader
DS/UK/13Chesworth; Frederick Gladstone (1899-1975); Father of Donald Chesworth 1923-1991
DS/UK/14Chesworth; Donald Piers (1923-1991); Politician, administrator
DS/UK/15Attlee; Clement Richard (1883-1967); 1st Earl Attlee of Walthamstow, Viscount Prestwood; Statesman
DS/UK/16Chesworth; Daisy (1897-1987); Mother of Donald Chesworth 1923-1991
DS/UK/17Association of Neighbourhood Councils
DS/UK/18Inner London Education Authority (ILEA); 1965-1990; Education authority for the 12 inner London boroughs
DS/UK/19Kumagai Gumi Co. Ltd; 1898-
DS/UK/20National Fire Service; 1941-1947
DS/UK/21Auxiliary Fire Service; 1938-1941
DS/UK/22Notting Hill Social Council
DS/UK/23Spitalfields Heritage Centre
DS/UK/24Mauritius; Sugar Wages Council
DS/UK/25London Borough of Tower Hamlets; Tower Hamlets Council
DS/UK/26Toynbee Hall; 1884-
DS/UK/27War on Want; 1951-
DS/UK/28World Political Action Trust
CodePlace Entry
NA3Zanzibar/Zanzibar Island/Tanzania/Africa
NA6Notting Hill/Kensington and Chelsea/London
NA5South Asia/Asia
NA9England/United Kingdom/Europe
NA8Greater London/England
NA11British East Africa/Africa