Correspondence and papers relating to W H Knight’s claims arising from working conditions at Land Rover UK Ltd 1962-1981. Includes a blueprint and detailed colour photographs (with explanatory inscriptions) of test house 'R' at Land Rover UK Ltd, Meteor Works, Solihull (also drawings of apparatus), as well as colour photographs of typical protective equipment. Also extensive verbal descriptions of working conditions, fellow workers' statements in support, documentation of background research into health effects of fluorocarbons, legal correspondence (including occupational health and safety report, 1989), correspondence with Nancy Tait, and extensive press coverage on occupational and environmental health scares c.1980-1994. Further, a little personal correspondence and correspondence re Knight's service during World War II.
The material was in considerable disarray, with most of it loose and in no particular order, and inscribed folders that were empty. Where available, present arrangement of the archive is based on an extrapolation of how extant (empty) containers were labelled.
- correspondence with SPAID, in particular Nancy Tait, 1983-1994
- legal correspondence: with Robin Thompson & Partners, solicitors, Birmingham, 1982-1983; with Field Fisher Waterhouse, 1983-1989; with Nick Wikeley, 1985-1988
- correspondence re social security 1981-1988
- correspondence with Land Rover Ltd, 1983, and papers re work and working conditions (including 3 diaries 1965-1969), 1965-c.1981
- visualisations of refrigeration arrangements at Land Rover Ltd
- correspondence with unions, 1982-1986; with the media, 1982-1987; with MPs, 1983-1988
- medical correspondence, 1981-1988, including an exchange with occupational health experts at Aston University 1981-1982
- research into the health impact of fluorocarbons
- press cuttings, c.1983-1991
Also correspondence re service during World War II, 1982-1984, and some personal letters, 1985-1987.
Books found with the material have been transferred to the OEDA Library and can be identified through the library catalogue.