Reference HO 207/1084
Title REGIONS OUTSIDE LONDON (HEADQUARTERS' FILES): Region No 10 (North Western): Manchester: salvage of property and clearance of debris
Former Department Reference MAN/40/50 (Pt I)
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence, Industry and Infrastructure, Bombing and Attacks on the Population
Subthemes Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence, Reconstruction and salvage, Manufacturing and materials
Document Types Official Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 10: North Western (Manchester HQ)
Locations Liverpool, Manchester, Trafford Park
Organisations Air Raid Precautions, Local Councils, War Damage Commission
Article(s) from Manchester Guardian © Guardian News & Media Ltd. 2018.


A file of documents relating to the clearance of debris and the salvage and demolition of property in Civil Defence Region 10, including the cities of Manchester and Liverpool. Subjects discussed in the file include the provision of equipment for the salvage of industrial materials; the storage of salvaged goods; the salvage of food; a special plant for post-raid work; the removal of furniture; the financial responsibilities of the authorities; and the requisitioning of a disused quarry. Other subjects covered include the employment of post-raid workers; the appointment of a salvage officer; the responsibilities of employers and property owners; the provisions for damaged Trafford Park buildings; accommodation for transferred dockers; the removal of fire risks; and the investigation of bomb-damage sites. Documents in the file include a central register of accommodation earmarked by the authorities; a list of properties requiring demolition; and reports of the Emergency Committee of Manchester on civil defence.


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