Reference HLG 900/4
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Evacuation Arrangements. Mothers and young children
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation, Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Evacuation scheme, Reception and billeting, Labour supply and relations, Agriculture and food supply
Document Types Official Correspondence, Memoranda
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations Bromley, London, Peckham, Woolwich
Organisations County Councils


A file of government correspondence and memoranda relating to the British government's evacuation plans for mothers and young children at the Pioneer Health Centre in London. Subjects covered include billeting provisions in the countryside for evacuees as an air-raid precaution; and employment for mothers, particularly in food production, such as milking, vegetable growing, and food preparation. Other subjects covered include billeting allowances for evacuees; and wages for working mothers.


accommodation, agricultural production, agriculture, air raids, air-raid precautions, allowances, bedding, beekeeping, bicycles, camps, cattle, chickens, childcare, children, civil defence, dairy, doctors, domestic work, emergency procedures, employment, evacuation, evacuees, family, finance, food preparation, food processing, food supplies, furnishings, gardens, healthcare, hospitals, housing, infants, labour supply, land usage, livestock, local authorities, maternity, milk, mothers, motor vehicles, nutrition, parents, poultry, raw materials, requisitioning, rural areas, skilled labour, teachers, transportation, vegetables, volunteers, wages, welfare, wives

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