File 1 - Legal action relating to the former site of Cape Asbestos factory, Barking

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GB 249 OEDA/G/2/2/1


Legal action relating to the former site of Cape Asbestos factory, Barking


  • Correspondence 1983-2002 (Creation)
  • Papers 1929-2003 (Creation)

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From a blue lever arch file inscribed 'Barking'

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  • correspondence and papers re Rita Ann Ashdown, mesothelioma victim, who had lived in a Council flat on the Harts Lane Estate in Barking, the former site of a Cape Asbestos factory. Includes particulars of claim Rita Ann Ashdown v. London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, 2002; press coverage 2001-2003
  • correspondence and papers re Barbara Ann Mead, d. 2002 of mesothelioma: transcript of coroners proceedings
  • correspondence and papers re Barking, 1993-2001, including telephone memoranda, solicitors’ correspondence and press coverage
  • copy of a report by Dr Kevin Browne, 25 January 1995, on a recent claim brought against Cape by a Barking resident
  • correspondence with Peter Brady, Dublin, 1986, on his own case against Cape, including photocopy of minutes of a meeting of directors of Cape Insulation (Ireland) Ltd, 1977
  • SPAID correspondence re Barking 1983-1986
  • articles on SPAID‘s work 1984-1985, typescript of case notes Homerton University Hospital, Hackney, from Nancy Tait’s presentation (with Dr V J Harvey), ‘Mesothelioma patients referred to Hackney Hospital – a preliminary report’, Anglo-French Social Medicine conference, Winchester, 1983
  • reports (1983) on safety arrangements at Cape Asbestos, Barking, and copies of related records 1956-1968, received through Anthony T Mendelle via litigator Richard Meeran. Including photocopies of Cape Asbestos Barking Factory Annual Report 1961 & 1962, also report on a visit to Cape subsidiary plants in the USA (n.d.). Mendelle was products manager (1956-1960) and production manager (1960-1968) at Cape Asbestos Company Ltd, Barking

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  • English

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