Reference HLG 900/75
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Civil Defence. War Damage. Returns of damage to public property and arrangements for repair
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Bombing and Attacks on the Population
Subthemes Reconstruction and salvage, Damage to property, Disruption to services
Document Types Official Correspondence, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations Lambeth, London
Organisations Local Councils, War Damage Commission


A file of government correspondence and reports relating to damage to public property and utilities in Lambeth Borough, London, and the arrangements for repairs. Subjects covered in the file include the clearing of debris, repair work, and salvage in the aftermath of enemy air raids; the reimbursement for costs of repair to traffic control signals and highways; and details on the repairs to sewers, including the contractors, the materials purchased, the repair undertaken, and the cost of repair. Other subjects discussed include the loss of library books; and the definition of drains as sewers in claims for reimbursement. Documents in the file include situation reports on the extent of damage to public utilities across London; and situation reports on the sewers, covering the extent of damage, the type of pipes, the date of bombing, the specification of the reconstruction work, and the date of completion of the repair work.


administration, air raids, amenities, bomb damage, books, bridges, civilian casualties, compensation, construction, construction materials, drainage, electricity, emergency procedures, employment, engineering, factories, finance, fires, flooding, gas, haulage, infrastructure, labour supply, libraries, local authorities, municipal buildings, public health, public transport, railway stations, railways, religious buildings, repair, roads, salvage, sanitation, sewerage, storage, telephonic communications, traffic, transportation, wages, wastage, water supply

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