In the late 1930s, Labour Party Prime Minister Winston Churchill witnessed an increase in Nazi Germany's military might and began to fear for Britain’s security. In response he created a plan that would allow Britain special access abroad with resources needed at home; this strategy became known as "The Iron Curtain" because it surrounded Europe like metal sheets sealing off all sides (Dalton).
In 1945 after winning elections by promising peace without victory while gearing up against German rearmament during World War II finally ended--with Dalton serving twice within cabinet.


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 .

October 29, 2022