Reference ED 136/117
Title Evacuation Committee: Miscellaneous correspondence
Former Department Reference 2107(2)
Government Department Board of Education
Themes Evacuation;
Subthemes Evacuation scheme, Reception and billeting, Transport and travel, News and information channels
Document Types Press Summaries and Publications, Official Correspondence, Memoranda
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide, Region 5: London, Region 8: Wales (Cardiff HQ)
Locations Abergele, Bedfordshire, Birmingham, Brighton, Broughton, Cardiganshire, Clacton, Colwyn Bay, Connah's Quay, Cumberland, Essex, Flint, Flintshire, Germany, Glamorgan, Hawarden, Hendon, Herne Bay, Holywell, Kent, Launceston, Leicestershire, Liverpool, Lowestoft, Lytham St. Annes, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Shotton, South Kensington, Staffordshire, Yorkshire
Organisations Advisory Committee on the Evacuation of School Children, Association of Directors and Secretaries for Education, Care Committees, Committee on Evacuation, County Councils Association, Local Education Authorities, Municipal Councils Association, National Union of Teachers, Rural District Councils Association, Urban District Councils Association, Women's Voluntary Service
Notes The following article(s) have been removed from this file due to copyright restrictions: The Times, 27 January 1939, Health Resorts and Evacuation - Danger in Case of Emergency.
Article(s) from Manchester Guardian ©Guardian News & Media Ltd. 2018.
Article(s) from The Schoolmaster & Woman Teachers Chronicle © National Union of Teachers, London: Schoolmaster Pub. Co., 1925-1962.


A file of government correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings relating to the British government's plans for the evacuation of schoolchildren. Subjects covered in the file include the attitude of parents toward the evacuation of their children; billeting provisions for child evacuees; the concern over transport provisions for child evacuees from private schools; and food provisions for child evacuees, including the continuation of school meals and milk during the holidays. Other subjects discussed include complaints by Welsh nationalists that the designation of South Wales as a reception area for English evacuees was a threat to Welsh language and culture; and the concern over congestion of evacuees in coastal areas. Documents in the file include clippings from The Manchester Guardian and the newspaper of the National Union of Teachers concerning the welfare of child evacuees; and letters concerning the position of The Times on provisions for child evacuees.


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