The Viewer And Listener And Related Documents

This page contains links to scans of The Viewer And Listener and related documents.

The NVLA or NVALA (full title National Viewers And Listeners Association) was founded by Mary Whitehouse (19102001), a lady David Webb appears to have regarded with the same fondness with which most Christians regard the Devil. Going through the files I found several copies of the organisation’s magazine, which I scanned and added to the Miscellaneous Documents page.

I had expected this to be the sum total of such documents, but later, I found a folder labelled “INFORMATION & LITERATURE (VIA OUR ‘PLANT’)”. See the first entry under Related Documents, below. This folder contained several more copies. I have therefore moved The Viewer And Listener files to this dedicated page. Also included are scans of related documents found therein.

The issues for Summer 1998, Autumn 1998 and Spring 1999 were found in the CAC files.

Early issues of The Viewer And Listener

The Viewer And Listener, October 1977
The Viewer And Listener, January 1978
The Viewer And Listener, April 1978
The Viewer And Listener, June 1978
The Viewer And Listener, October 1978
The Viewer And Listener, Winter 1978/9
The Viewer And Listener, Spring 1979
The Viewer And Listener, Summer 1979
The Viewer And Listener, Autumn 1979
The Viewer And Listener, April 1980 (this is actually a letter in lieu of the issue)
The Viewer And Listener, Autumn 1980
The Viewer And Listener, Spring 1989
The above is a scan of a photocopy that was found in one of the lever arch files.
The Viewer And Listener, Summer 1989
The above publication runs to six pages, and with my scanner it was impossible to do it justice. This is a scan of parts of pages 2 & 3.
The Viewer And Listener, Autumn 1990
The Viewer And Listener, Spring 1991
The Viewer And Listener, Autumn 1991
In the above, large format scans of the two articles across pages 2 & 3 can be found here and here.
The Viewer And Listener, Summer 1991
The Viewer And Listener, Spring 1992
The middle pages of the above have been scanned over; large format scans of the two articles across pages 2 & 3 can be found here and here.
The Viewer And Listener, Summer 1998
The Viewer And Listener, Autumn 1998
The Viewer And Listener, Spring 1999

Related Documents

Invitation from Mary Whitehouse to join the NVALA

Welcome letter from Mary Whitehouse, July 4, 1977
Introductory letter from the NVLA
Introduction to the NVLA, a leaflet
The above is a pamphlet/folded leaflet, A4 size. It is scanned here back & front then inside, ie pages 4, 1, 2 and then 3.
The A small blue cardEVIL TRIUMPHS...
And the rear of same
The scan of the back of the above card has been rotated 90 degrees clockwise.

The NCROPA folder label relating to the NVLA
Envelope – back and front addressed to Mr A Jeffrey [sic]
Postal order stub re the above
For re the above apparently with the application part removed
Response note from the NVLA re the above
National Youth Dedication Day leaflet
The above document is slightly larger than A4, so I was not able to scan it in one piece. Here is the top.
NVLA annual subscription renewal slip
NVLA annual subscription renewal slip (a later one)
A.B.U.S.E.
If you haven’t heard the above acronym before, you haven’t missed anything. This is a double-sided, hysterical and inherently dishonest leaflet. See related documents.
Petition re A.B.U.S.E.
The above relates to the A.B.U.S.E. leaflet; this is slightly larger than A4 and is also in poor condition, so here is the bottom of the front. Here is the top of the back, and here is the bottom of the back.
A supposedly urgent NVLA memo, October 1977
A.B.U.S.E. – a small flyer so titled re a Private Member’s Bill by Cyril Townsend MP, February 10, 1978
Letter June 12, 1978
The above may or may not be the front of this leaflet, but this is the other side – rotated 90 degrees clockwise.
STOPORN NOW CAMPAIGN petition (blank)

Renewal slip
The above was apparently inserted into the Winter 1978-9 issue of The Viewer And Listener.
Stop Press notice
The above slip was apparently inserted into the Winter 1978-9 issue of The Viewer And Listener.

Mary Whitehouse questionnaire
The above appears to have been mailed out with the Spring 1979 issue of The Viewer And Listener; it consists of 3 sheets of paper; the 3rd and 4th pages here are the 3rd sheet front and back. This is the best copy possible; it appears to be a photocopy that was sent to David Webb by his plant.

LAW – and disorder, February 1979
The above is the best scan possible without damaging the publication. It consists of 12 sheets of paper stapled together printed on one side only. The front and back covers are blue. Only the front cover has been scanned because the inside front is blank as is the entire back cover. The first page is unnumbered, the second is page 1, and so to the end, page 9.

Letter John Beyer to Mr Jeffray, May 8, 1979
The above letter and the yellow slip below were clipped to the Summer 1979 issue of The Viewer And Listener
Yellow renewal slip

Dear Friend...please resubscribe, circa October 19, 1979

An envelope addressed to the NVLA
The above docoment and the two below were clipped together.
Subscription renewal form from Mr A. Jeffray
Letter John Beyer to Mr Jeffray, October 23, 1979
Flyer for Christian Youth Dedication Day, November 10, 1979

Letter A. Jaffrey to the NVLA, May 7, 1980
Letter John Beyer to A. Jeffray, June 5, 1980
The above was apparently faxed.

Letter from Mary Whitehouse, June 5, 1980
The above concerns the Williams Report and the STOPORN NOW CAMPAIGN

Letter John Beyer of the NVLA to A. Jeffray, July 6, 1980
Letter John Beyer of the NVLA to A. Jeffray, July 23, 1980

Pornography: A Christian Critique
The above flyer was apparently inserted into the Autumn 1980 issue of The Viewer And Listener.

The Need For New Law
The above document includes an affidavit by a bloke named Webb. Obviously not that one!

Petition to outlaw pornography
Although the above document headed Campaign to Outlaw Pornography came from the NCROPA files, I actually picked up a copy at Bournemouth in 1990 when I met Mary Whitehouse.

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