Reference HLG 82/12
Title Cumberland regional report
Former Department Reference 91639/14B
Government Department Ministry of Works and Buildings
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Industry and Infrastructure
Subthemes Post-war planning, Manufacturing and materials
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Statistical Data, Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 10: North Western (Manchester HQ)
Locations Annan, Australia, Bootle, Broughton, Broughton Moor, Canada, Carlisle, Cleator Moor, Cockermouth, Crosby, Cumberland, Dearham, Distington, Drigg, Egremont, Great Yarmouth, Gretna, Harrington, Hensingham, Keswick, Kingstown, Lancashire, Longtown, Maryport, Millom, Newcastle upon Tyne, Prudhoe, Seaton, Silloth, South Africa, Whitehaven, Wigton, Workington
Organisations Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Royal Ordnance Factory, Women's Institute, Young Men's Christian Association


A report on the economy and industry of Cumberland, produced by G.H.J. Daysh for Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey. Topics discussed in the report include an analysis of the county's industry and infrastructure before the war; developments brought about because of the war; a study of Royal Ordnance Factories in the area; and a study of the effects on the war on Carlisle. Other topics discussed include changes to agricultural production; transportation and infrastructure; housing; and the future of industry in the area after the war. Appendices cover topics including a list of new industrial developments; a survey of each of Carlisle's industries; urban development and housing; and the future of the iron and steel industries. Other documents in the file include correspondence about the circulation of the report; a discussion on what the Reconstruction Survey should cover; and notes on the Cumberland report.


accommodation, agricultural production, agriculture, aircraft, airfields, baking, biscuits, British economy, buses, butter, canning, cereals, chemicals, clothing, coal, confectionary, construction, consumer goods, cotton, cream, Czechoslovak nationals, dairy, demographics, depots, distribution, economic depression, electricity, employment, engineering, explosives, exports, factories, family, farmers, fats, female labour, food processing, haulage, housing, industrial areas, industrial production, industry, infrastructure, iron, labour supply, leather, Lend-Lease, livestock, local authorities, material shortages, metals, milk, mining, motor vehicles, munitions, munitions industry, natural resources, Nuffield College Reconstruction Survey, ores, overseas trade, paper, ports, post-war planning, potatoes, price controls, printing, public transport, railways, raw materials, reconstruction, rural areas, schools, sheep, slums, social class, steel, sugar, textiles, tin, towns, transportation, unemployment, United States entry into the war, urban development, vegetables, wages, wheat, wives, youths

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