A file containing the documents of senior evacuation officers relating to evacuation and air raids in the Northern Civil Defence Region. Documents in the file include day-by-day reports on the progress of evacuations from the area; a transcript of a B.B.C. broadcast announcing the evacuation; the proceedings of a conference on evacuation; reports on two air raids in the area; and correspondence between local officials. Other topics covered by the files include the region's pre-war population statistics; statistics comparing estimates and actual numbers of evacuees; military billeting at the expense of civilian evacuee billeting; complaints about evacuees' billets; and the concerns of a bus company over whether it would be economically viable to provide transportation for evacuees. Other topics include problems with the evacuation process, particularly evacuees returning home; the integration of evacuees into the society of reception areas; and the expenditure of the evacuation scheme.
accommodation, air raids, air-raid shelters, bedding, billeting, bomb damage, buses, camps, children, civilian casualties, clothing, dairy, demographics, evacuable areas, evacuation, evacuees, family, food supplies, healthcare, homelessness, infrastructure, local authorities, meals, military billeting, milk, mothers, motor vehicles, parents, public transport, radio broadcasts, railway stations, railways, reception areas, religion, requisitioning, statistics, teachers, transportation, water supply, weather