Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (25 July 1848 – 19 March 1930), usually known as Lord Balfour, was a British Conservative statesman who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905. He issued the Balfour Declaration of 1917 on behalf of the government as foreign secretary in the Lloyd George ministry, which endorsed a "home for the Jewish people" in Palestine.


About Wickwar

Founded in 1773 , by Joseph & William Wickwar , Wickwar started as a luxury paper mill outside Newbury . In 1786 HMSO was founded and Joseph Wickwar won the contract to supply paper to Parliament .

In 1788 Joseph partnered with Joseph Bramah to produce luxury Despatch boxes for Royalty & Government and went on to produce in excess of 5,000 boxes and became the premier supplier of the Iconic red box .

The simple design of the famous Gladstone Box continues today & Wickwar manufacturers around 100 boxes per year using traditional skills & tools from its workshop in London .

November 02, 2022