James Ramsay MacDonald FRS (12 October 1866 – 9 November 1937) was a British politician who was the first Labour Party Prime Minister, heading minority Labour governments for nine months in 1924 and again between 1929 and 1931. He led a National Government dominated by the Conservative Party and supported by only a few Labour members from 1931 to 1935. As a result, MacDonald was expelled from the Labour Party.
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 .