Neville Chamberlain

Neville Chamberlain

Arthur Neville Chamberlain (March 18, 1869 – November 9, 1940) was a Conservative Party politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940. He is best remembered for his appeasement foreign policy, namely signing the Munich Agreement on September 30, 1938, relinquishing the German-speaking Sudetenland section of Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany commanded by Adolf Hitler. Following the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, which triggered World War II, Chamberlain declared war on Germany two days later and led the United Kingdom through the first eight months of the war until his retirement as prime minister on May 10, 1940.


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 .

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