Reference HO 207/380
Title REGION No 5 (LONDON): Shelter Progress Reports: Fortnight ended: 1 Mar 1941
Former Department Reference O/LR 10/17
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Air raid shelters
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Statistical Data, Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations Acton, Banstead, Barking, Barnes, Barnet, Battersea, Beckenham, Beddington, Bermondsey, Bethnal Green, Bexley, Brentford, Bromley, Bushey, Camberwell, Carshalton, Chelsea, Cheshunt, Chigwell, Chingford, Chislehurst, Chiswick, Coulsdon, Crayford, Croydon, Dagenham, Deptford, Ealing, East Barnet, East Ham, Edmonton, Enfield, Epsom, Erith, Esher, Feltham, Finchley, Finsbury, Friern Barnet, Fulham, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Harlington, Harrow, Hayes, Hendon, Heston, Holborn, Hornsey, Ilford, Isleworth, Islington, Kensington, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Leyton, London, Malden, Marylebone, Merton, Mitcham, Orpington, Paddington, Penge, Poplar, Potters Bar, Richmond, Ruislip, Shoreditch, Southall, Southgate, Southwark, St. Pancras, Staines, Stepney, Stoke Newington, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surbiton, Sutton, Tilbury, Tottenham, Twickenham, Uxbridge, Waltham Holy Cross, Walthamstow, Wandsworth, Wanstead, Wembley, West Drayton, West Ham, Westminster, Willesden, Wimbledon, Wood Green, Woolwich, Yiewsley
Organisations Air Raid Precautions, Local Councils


A file of documents relating to progress reports on the provision of air-raid shelters in the London region. Subjects discussed in the file include the extension of public shelters; the provision of deep tunnel shelters; the number of persons taking shelter in tube stations during nightly raids; defective mortar in surface shelters; the number of bunks installed for adults and children; shelter inspection visits by the authorities; the activities of the Borough Engineers' Committee; and the provision of indoor shelters. Other subjects covered include the provision of amenities inside the shelters, including provisions for heating and food preparation; medical service provisions and issues, including the establishment of medical aid posts and the provision of staffing, sanitary inspectors, nurses, and medical equipment; the situation of individual shelters in Tilbury, Stepney, and Liverpool Street; and the day-time and night-time occupant capacities of shelters in each local authority, including basement shelters.


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