Reference HLG 7/73
Title Evacuation: Regional Officers' Reports. Region 1: Northern
Former Department Reference 99043/1/16/2
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation, Bombing and Attacks on the Population
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Pre-war planning, Evacuation scheme, Casualties and injuries
Document Types Official Correspondence, Reports and Surveys, Film and Broadcast Transcripts
Civil Defence Regions Region 1: Northern (Newcastle HQ)
Locations Alnwick, Berwick, Carlisle, Castle Ward, County Durham, Cumberland, Durham, Hexham, Keswick, Kingston upon Hull, Morpeth, North Riding of Yorkshire, Northumberland, Pickering, Richmond, Sedgefield, Tyneside, Westmorland, Whitby, Yorkshire
Organisations British Broadcasting Corporation, Public Health Committee, Women's Voluntary Service, Young Men's Christian Association


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

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