Reference HLG 82/44
Title Herefordshire economic and industrial survey
Former Department Reference 91639/47
Government Department Ministry of Works and Buildings
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Industry and Infrastructure, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes Post-war planning, Agriculture and food supply, Manufacturing and materials, Labour supply and relations
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Statistical Data, Maps, Charts, and Diagrams
Civil Defence Regions Region 9: Midlands (Birmingham HQ)
Locations Abergavenny, Birmingham, Bristol, Bromyard, Burma, Chepstow, China, Dundee, Evesham, Gloucester, Hereford, Herefordshire, India, Kidderminster, Lancashire, Ledbury, Leominster, London, Ludlow, Malvern, Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, St. Helens, Sutton, United States of America, Whitchurch, Wigmore, Worcester, Worcestershire
Organisations Royal Ordnance Factory, Scott Committee


A report on the industry, infrastructure, population, and employment in Herefordshire, produced for Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey in conjunction with the West Midland Group on Post-War Reconstruction and Planning. Topics covered in the report include the geographical characteristics of the county; the make-up of the county's industry; the importance of the agricultural and related food-processing trades; and employment levels in each industry. Other topics discussed include the demographics of the labour supply; the area of influence of each of the main towns in the county in terms of employment; and the provision of public utilities and services, such as education, transportation, and gas, water, and electricity supplies. Further topics covered include a comparison of the county's pre-war and current positions, evaluating the effects of the war; its post-war prospects and suggestions to combat potential problems; and ways to improve the standard of living in the county.


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