Reference HLG 82/40
Title East Riding of Yorkshire: report on agriculture
Former Department Reference 91639/41
Government Department Ministry of Works and Buildings
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes Post-war planning, Agriculture and food supply
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Maps, Charts, and Diagrams
Civil Defence Regions Region 2: North Eastern (Leeds HQ)
Locations Beverley, Bridlington, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, Holderness, Howden, Kingston upon Hull, Lincolnshire, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Selby, Spalding, York, Yorkshire
Organisations National Farmers' Union, Royal Ordnance Factory, Scott Committee


A report on the agricultural situation in the East Riding of Yorkshire, produced by R.K. Kelsall for Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey. Topics discussed in the report include an analysis of the region before the war; its weather, climate, and geology; local transportation networks; and local markets for farmers to sell their produce. Other topics covered include a breakdown of the region into different areas based on soil type; the nature of farming that occurs in these areas; and the introduction of the glasshouse method of agricultural production. The report also discusses topics including the position of the area during the war; how the war has affected the agricultural industry; and prospects for its future. Also included in the report are two maps, which show the soil regions and the population distribution of the East Riding.


agricultural equipment, agricultural production, agriculture, airfields, barley, beans, beef, carrots, cattle, censuses, cereals, climate, dairy, demographics, Dutch nationals, employment, farmers, female labour, geology, holidays, horses, infrastructure, labour supply, land usage, livestock, meat, milk, Nuffield College Reconstruction Survey, oats, overseas trade, pigs, population distribution, post-war planning, potatoes, public markets, railways, reconstruction, River Humber, rivers, roads, rye, sheep, skilled labour, swedes, tractors, transportation, turnips, unskilled labour, vegetables, weather, wheat

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