Reference HO 207/382
Title REGION No 5 (LONDON): Shelter Progress Reports: Fortnight ended: 29 Mar 1941
Former Department Reference O/LR 10/19
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Air raid shelters, Labour supply and relations
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, 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, including the metropolitan and outer boroughs. Subjects discussed in the file include the additional provision of public shelters; the provision of indoor shelters; problems with surface shelters constructed with lime mortar; the number of persons sheltering in tube stations during the nightly raids; the inspection of shelters by the authorities; and the number of bunks installed in shelters, including provisions for adults and children. Other subjects discussed include provisions for electrical heating inside shelters; medical service provisions, including medical aid posts, medical staff, and nurses; sanitary issues including disease and verminous infestations; the day-time and night-time capacities of shelters in each local authority, including public and basement shelters; and the provision of personnel for the nursing services. The file also includes tables of statistics relating to shelter capacity and personnel.


accommodation, administration, air raids, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelter conditions, air-raid shelters, amenities, bedding, children, construction, construction materials, demographics, disease, electricity, employment, engineering, healthcare, heating, infrastructure, labour supply, local authorities, London Underground, measles, metals, nurses, pneumonia, public health, public spaces, railway stations, railways, recruitment, sanitation, schools, statistics, steel, surveys, timber, vermin, working hours

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