Reference HLG 900/70
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Civil Defence. Water Undertakings. Expenditure claims
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Bombing and Attacks on the Population
Subthemes Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence, Disruption to services
Document Types Official Correspondence, Statistical Data
Civil Defence Regions Region 2: North Eastern (Leeds HQ)
Locations Rotherham
Organisations Local Councils


A file of government correspondence relating to the establishment of emergency sources for the water supply in Rotherham County Borough. Subjects covered in the file include the ownership of springs for emergency water points; and the adaption of private springs for the emergency water supply, including Wellgate and South Street. Other subjects discussed include plans for the installations at Wellgate and South Street, including steel tanks on public air-raid shelters, pipes connecting the springs to the tanks, extra pipes to allow water to be pumped to mobile tanks, and pipes for the discharge of waste water; safety concerns for the quality of water; and the need for an emergency water supply due to potential damage caused by enemy air-raids to the main water supply. Documents in the file include letters granting approval for expenses; and a statement of expenses, including the costs for labour, materials, transport, and plant hire.


administration, air raids, air-raid precautions, amenities, bomb damage, compensation, construction, construction materials, contingency planning, emergency procedures, employment, engineering, finance, grants, labour supply, local authorities, motor vehicles, transportation, wages, water supply

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