A file containing documents relating to the progress of air-raid shelter provision in London. Documents in the file include a weekly progress report; statistics on shelter use in each local authority area; statistics on the delivery of bunks for shelters to each borough; and reports from local authorities on the shelter situation. Topics covered in the documents include the progress of securing additional shelters for public use; the boroughs that have provided the most additional shelters; the number of people using shelters at night; a comparison of the relative popularity of different kinds of shelters; and the issue of damp in shelters. Other topics covered include the London Passenger Transport Board opening disused London Underground stations as public shelters; the requirement for all large shelters to have medical aid posts; the strain on lighting systems in shelters due to continual use; and the issue of the homeless using shelters as permanent residences.


accommodation, air raids, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelter conditions, air-raid shelters, bedding, bridges, depots, education, electricity, entertainment, first aid, furnishings, homelessness, infrastructure, local authorities, London Underground, public health, railway stations, railways

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