Reference HLG 82/7
Title West Wales regional report
Former Department Reference 91639/9A
Government Department Ministry of Works and Buildings
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Industry and Infrastructure
Subthemes The wartime economy, Post-war planning, Manufacturing and materials, Labour supply and relations
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Maps, Charts, and Diagrams, Statistical Data
Civil Defence Regions Region 8: Wales (Cardiff HQ)
Locations Aberdulais, Abergavenny, Brecknock, Bridgend, Bristol, Briton Ferry, Cardiff, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Clydach, Cross Hands, Cwmfelin, Cymmer, Eire, Fishguard, Gorseinon, Gower, Japan, Landore, Llandarcy, Llangennech, Llansamlet, Llwchwr, London, Monmouthshire, Morriston, Norway, Oxford, Pembrokeshire, Penmaen, Poland, Pontardawe, Pontardulais, Port Tennant, Resolven, Rheola, Rhondda, Rhos, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Swansea, Ystradgynlais
Organisations Imperial Chemical Industries, London, Midland and Scottish Railway


A report, with appendices, concerning the industry of south-west Wales, produced by D. Trevor Williams for Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey. The file includes correspondence relating to the distribution and receipt of the survey. Topics covered in the report include the region's climate; geographical and geological features of the area; and specific surveys of localised industrial areas. The report analyses the locations of industry; industrial conditions and trade; population trends before and during the war; industrial transport links; problems facing the industry in the region; and its potential post-war fate, including the effect of changes in workplace gender balance. Also included are maps showing topography; transport links; the locations of active and inactive industries; the density of the workforce; and population spread according to the 1931 census. The file also includes an extract from a Parliamentary debate on the infrastructure in the area; and multiple copies of various supplements to the report.


agriculture, air raids, alcohol, birth rate, bomb damage, brewing, British economy, buses, canals, censuses, chemicals, children, climate, communications, construction, construction materials, death rate, demographics, dockyards, economic depression, electricity, employment, evacuation, exports, factories, fishing, freight shipping, fuel, geography, geology, housing, imports, industrial areas, industrial production, industry, infrastructure, labour shortages, labour supply, maps, metals, migration, motor vehicles, munitions, munitions industry, natural resources, Nuffield College Reconstruction Survey, ores, overseas trade, petrol, population decline, population distribution, population growth, public transport, quarrying, railways, raw materials, reconstruction, reserved occupations, rivers, roads, Severn Bridge, statistics, The Blitz, tin, tourism, transportation, unemployment, water supply

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