Reference HLG 82/17
Title Rotherham area report
Former Department Reference 91639/19
Government Department Ministry of Works and Buildings
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Industry and Infrastructure, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes Post-war planning, Manufacturing and materials, Fuel and utilities, Labour supply and relations
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Statistical Data
Civil Defence Regions Region 2: North Eastern (Leeds HQ)
Locations Aston, Barnsley, Belfast, Chile, Conisborough, Dalton, Dinnington, Doncaster, France, Glasgow, India, Italy, Mexborough, Netherlands, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newport, Parkgate, Portugal, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, Sheffield, South Africa, Soviet Union, Thrybergh, United States of America
Organisations Royal Ordnance Factory, Transport and General Workers' Union


A report produced for Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey concerning industry and employment in and around Rotherham. Topics covered in the report include a summary of the report's geographical scope; population changes since the beginning of the war; and the transportation infrastructure of the region. Other topics discussed include the nature and location of industry; the effect of the war on local industry; and an analysis of the workforce, including the levels of male and female labour. The report also covers topics including the situation regarding housing and construction work; the structure of local authorities; and a description of the water, gas, and electricity supplies provided by each local authority. The report speculates on the future prospects of industry in Rotherham, and makes suggestions to alleviate potential post-war problems. Appendices include statistical assessments of the population in the area.


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