Reference HLG 82/14
Title Southampton regional report
Former Department Reference 91639/15B
Government Department Ministry of Works and Buildings
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Industry and Infrastructure
Subthemes Post-war planning, Manufacturing and materials, Labour supply and relations, Damage to property
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Official Correspondence, Maps, Charts, and Diagrams
Civil Defence Regions Region 6: Southern (Reading HQ)
Locations Bishop's Waltham, Botley, Bournemouth, Bursledon, Chichester, Christchurch, Clanfield, Colbury, Curdridge, Dorset, Droxford, Eastleigh, Fawley, Hambledon, Hampshire, Hedge End, Hythe, Isle of Wight, Lymington, Marchwood, New Forest, Nursling, Petersfield, Poole, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Romsey, Southampton, Southwick, Swanage, Swanwick, Titchfield, Totton, Waterloo, West End, West Sussex, Wickham, Wimborne, Winchester
Organisations Merchant Navy, Royal Navy


Two copies of a report on industry and employment in the region around Southampton, produced by J.H. Matthews for Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey. Topics covered by the report include a geographical description and definition of the area studied; changes in population both before and during the war; the nature and location of the different industries in the area; the effects of the war, particularly of air raids and bomb damage, on housing; and the future prospects for the region, including suggestions for industry and an outline of future planning schemes. Topics covered by appendices to the report include the import and export shipping trade; the make-up of family units; and the relationship between housing and the location of industry. Other documents in the file include official correspondence on the circulation and usefulness of the report; two maps of the Southampton area; and a list of files in the survey.


air raids, aircraft, alcohol, bomb damage, brewing, British Dominions, buses, business, censuses, conscription, construction, construction materials, copper, dairy, demographics, distribution, dockyards, electricity, employment, engineering, entertainment, exports, factories, family, female labour, food processing, freight shipping, fruit, geography, haulage, holidays, hotels, housing, imports, industrial areas, industrial decentralisation, industrial migration, industrial production, industry, infrastructure, local authorities, margarine, meat, metals, migration, motor vehicles, munitions, Nuffield College Reconstruction Survey, oil, old age, overseas trade, paper, passenger shipping, population density, population growth, ports, post-war planning, printing, public transport, railways, reconstruction, refineries, requisitioning, roads, rubber, shipbuilding, skilled labour, statistics, textiles, timber, tobacco, tourism, traffic, transportation, unskilled labour, widowhood, wool

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