Subsection 2 - Victims support groups, advice centres and similar

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GB 249 OEDA/F/2


Victims support groups, advice centres and similar


  • 1944-2007 (Creation)

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8 archive boxes

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From the late 1970s, Nancy Tait maintained very active contacts with an ever expanding number of victims support groups and advice centres in Britain and beyond, discussing medical, legal, health & safety and funding developments. The resulting correspondence accumulated by name of the body in question. This section focuses on the British Isles. For contacts with international action groups and victims support groups, consult 'White Lung Association' (see link below) and other international aggregations. Note that Nancy Tait's earliest contacts with grassroot action centred on Scotland and in particular Glasgow, notably the Cancer Prevention Society (and Ted Rushworth) and the Glasgow branch of the the TGW (and John Todd).

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Mainly geographical (from North to South), followed by Northern Ireland and Wales, then

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  • English



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