Reference HLG 900/10
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Billeting Arrangements. Clothing and footwear
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Evacuation scheme, Reception and billeting, Health and welfare, Retail and consumer goods
Document Types Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 4: Eastern (Cambridge HQ)
Locations Berkshire, Brightlingsea, Buckinghamshire, Chingford, Clacton, Colchester, Cornwall, Dagenham, Devonshire, Essex, Glamorganshire, Grays, Harwich, Herefordshire, Hornchurch, Maidenhead, Monmouthshire, Oxfordshire, Purfleet, Rainham, Rhondda, Somerset, Southend-on-Sea, Staffordshire, Tendring, Thurrock, Tilbury, Waltham Abbey, Waltham Holy Cross, Walton, Wanstead, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Woodford, Worcestershire
Organisations Borough Councils, County Councils, Local Education Authorities, Public Assistance Authorities, Relief Sub-Committee, Unemployment Assistance Board, Women's Voluntary Service


A file of government correspondence relating to Essex County Council's plans to provide clothing and footwear provisions for child evacuees. Subjects covered in the file include concerns over the funding of clothing and footwear provisions from governmental organisations, local authorities, voluntary organisations, and parents; and the importance of providing suitable footwear and clothing to children in reception areas to prevent the spread of disease due to potential adverse weather conditions.


allowances, children, clothing, coastal areas, debt, disease, emergency procedures, evacuable areas, evacuation, evacuees, family, finance, labour supply, local authorities, parents, reception areas, recruitment, schools, teachers, unaccompanied evacuees, unemployment, voluntary organisations, volunteers, weather, winter

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