Reference HLG 900/71
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Defence Works. Post-war removal
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Post-war planning
Document Types Official Correspondence, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 4: Eastern (Cambridge HQ)
Locations Brightlingsea, Essex
Organisations Local Councils


A file of documents relating to the post-war removal of defence works in Brightlingsea, Essex. Subjects covered in the file include the prices offered by contractors for the work; the existing labour supply in the local area; a request for the reimbursement of expenditure; the use for a disused pit as a waste disposal site for barbed wire; and the terms of the contract, which covered the completion of work, the supervision of work, provisions for the plant, insurance for the workmen, working conditions, and payment. Other subjects discussed include the location of the works; the materials required for the works, including sand, cement, and water; and the specifications of the works to be carried out, including the removal of concrete defence cubes, barbed wire, defence posts, and iron stakes, and the establishment of a promenade fit for pedestrian use.


administration, amenities, civil defence, coastal areas, construction, construction materials, defence works, employment, engineering, finance, fire prevention, insurance, labour supply, lighting, local authorities, metals, prices, reconstruction, social class, steel, wastage, water supply, working conditions

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