Reference HLG 7/75
Title Evacuation: Regional Officers' Reports. Region 2: North Eastern
Former Department Reference 99043/2/16/2B
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Evacuation scheme, Pre-war planning
Document Types Official Correspondence, Reports and Surveys, Statistical Data
Civil Defence Regions Region 2: North Eastern (Leeds HQ)
Locations Barnoldswick, Bingley, Bowland, Bradford, Brighton, Channel Islands, Denholme, East Riding of Yorkshire, Filey, Harrogate, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Lincolnshire, London, North Riding of Yorkshire, Pocklington, Rotherham, Sedbergh, Settle, Sheffield, Silsden, Skipton, Wakefield, Walton, West Riding of Yorkshire, Wetherby, York, Yorkshire
Organisations Committee on Evacuation, Royal Air Force, Waifs and Strays Society, Women's Voluntary Service
Article(s) from The Yorkshire Dalesman © Dalesman Magazine.


A file containing the documents of senior evacuation officers relating to the evacuation scheme in the North East Civil Defence Region. Documents contained in the file include official correspondence on matters of evacuation; statistical reports on the billeting of evacuees and the numbers that have returned home; reports on the evacuation procedure; and an extract from The Yorkshire Dalesman on the reception of evacuees in Yorkshire, which relates a story on the impromptu provision of care. Other topics covered include the role of householders and the associated issue of the unwillingness of some groups to take in evacuees; the high priority of telegrams on evacuation matters; levels of food supplies in case of an emergency evacuation; and the arrival of evacuees from the Channel Islands, London, and Brighton.


accommodation, air raids, ambulances, billeting, buses, childcare, children, civil defence, disability, evacuable areas, evacuation, evacuees, family, farmers, first aid, food supplies, homelessness, hospitals, hostels, hotels, householders, housing, infrastructure, local authorities, maternity, military billeting, mothers, motor vehicles, neutral areas, newspapers, parents, public transport, railways, reception areas, refugees, regional newspapers, requisitioning, schools, statistics, telegraphic communications, The Blitz, transportation, volunteers, wages, water supply

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