Reference HLG 7/80
Title Evacuation: Regional Officers' Reports. Region 7: South Western
Former Department Reference 99043/7/16/2
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Evacuation scheme
Document Types Official Correspondence, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 7: South Western (Bristol HQ)
Locations Amesbury, Bath, Bristol, Burnham-on-Sea, Chard, Cornwall, Dorchester, Dorset, Exeter, Falmouth, Frome, Gloucester, Highbridge, Honiton, Hullavington, Kemble, Plymouth, Plympton St. Mary, Portland, Salisbury, Saltash, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Somerset, Swindon, Torpoint, Wellington, Weymouth, Wiltshire, Yeovil
Organisations Defence Powers Compensation Committee, Women's Voluntary Service


A file containing documents and correspondence relating to the evacuation scheme in the South Western Civil Defence Region. Topics covered in the file include cases for the designation of specific areas as evacuable or "neutral" areas; the issue of a contaminated water supply in a reception area; the redistribution of evacuees' billets to prevent overcrowding; the proceedings of county conferences on evacuation; and reports of the progress of evacuation process. Other topics discussed in the file relate to the end of the evacuation scheme, including arrangements for the requisitioning and derequisitioning of hotels for evacuation purposes; the closure of air-raid shelters and the termination of employment of people associated with the maintenance of air-raid shelters; and the procedure for the return home of old-age evacuees.


air raids, airfields, air-raid shelters, allowances, beans, beef, billeting, biscuits, buses, cereals, children, chocolate, dairy, depots, dockyards, education, employment, evacuable areas, evacuation, evacuees, factories, food supplies, fuel, healthcare, hostels, hotels, infrastructure, local authorities, margarine, meat, military billeting, milk, mining, motor vehicles, munitions, neutral areas, old age, overcrowding, petrol, public health, public transport, radio, railway stations, railways, rationing, reception areas, requisitioning, rice, sanitation, schools, Severn Bridge, sugar, tea, teachers, transportation, unemployment, water supply

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