Reference HLG 82/21
Title Stoke-on-Trent area report
Former Department Reference 91639/24A
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, Transport and travel
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Official Correspondence, Maps, Charts, and Diagrams
Civil Defence Regions Region 9: Midlands (Birmingham HQ)
Locations Alsager, Burslem, Cheshire, Chesterton, Fenton, Hanley, Kidsgrove, Longton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Spain, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Swynnerton, Tunstall
Organisations British Pottery Manufacturers' Association, National Whitley Council, Royal Ordnance Factory


A file containing a report with supplementary material, produced by M. Forsyth and M. Morris for Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey, on industry and employment in Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding area. Topics covered by the report include a geographical and social summary of the region; the transportation networks in the area; employment and unemployment, including the influx of female labour into the workforce; and a discussion on the main industrial activity in the area. The report analyses the pre-war situation and the effects of the war, and suggests future prospects and measures for the change back to peacetime industry. The file also contains correspondence on the report's circulation; two illustrative maps; miscellaneous supplementary notes; and two copies of the appendices to the report, on the post-war plans of pottery firms and the views of local representative bodies on the state of industry, including industrial bodies and political parties.


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