Reference HLG 900/44
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Equipment. Withdrawals, and disposals from hospitals, nurseries sick bays and residential institutions
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation, Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Central and local government
Document Types Official Correspondence, Statistical Data
Civil Defence Regions Region 7: South Western (Bristol HQ)
Locations Devon, Sidmouth
Organisations County Councils, Ministry of Health


A file of documents relating to the post-war disposal of domestic equipment from two maternity hostels in Sidmouth, Devon. Subjects covered in the file include the Ministry of Health's request to Devon County Council for the arrangement of the disposal of the equipment; a request by the council for the prices of the equipment; and a request by the council to purchase the equipment from the ministry. Other subjects discussed include a notification from the council that it will no longer purchase the entire inventory; a request by the ministry regarding the council's intentions for the equipment; and a request by the ministry for payment by the council. Documents in the file include an inventory listing the items to be disposed of, including bedding, blackout materials, laundry supplies, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, medical clothing, fire prevention equipment, and furniture; and a list of the equipment to be purchased by the council.


administration, clothing, domestic equipment, evacuation, family, finance, fire prevention, food preparation, furnishings, healthcare, hostels, infants, laundry, local authorities, maternity, medical supplies, mothers, parents, prices, public health, reception areas

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