Reference HO 207/1129
Title REGIONS OUTSIDE LONDON (HEADQUARTERS' FILES): Region No 3 (North Midland): Leicester: reports on civil defence scheme generally. Requisitioning of The Granby Halls for civil defence purposes
Former Department Reference LES/0
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence, Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence, Air raid shelters, Pre-war planning
Document Types Official Correspondence, Maps, Charts, and Diagrams, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 3: North Midlands (Nottingham HQ)
Locations Leicester
Organisations Air Raid Precautions, Auxiliary Fire Service, Civil Defence Service, Local Councils, National Fire Service


A file of documents relating to the scheme of air-raid precautions and civil defence in Leicester County Borough. Subjects discussed in the file include a proposal to adapt the Granby Halls for A.R.P. purposes, including the installation of a first-aid post, a recreation centre, a training centre for first aid and anti-gas precautions, and facilities for storage, cleansing, and sanitation. The documents cover the cost of the works; the possibility of the authorities' requisitioning or purchase of the halls; and the provision of public and domestic air-raid shelters. Other subjects discussed include first-aid assistance from industry; claims for expenses incurred during blackout; the provision of sleeping accommodation and wages for A.R.P. personnel; report centre and depot provisions, including construction, reorganisation, staffing, and purchase by the authorities; and compensation claims for the halls, including a post-war tribunal. Documents in the file include maps of the proposed plans for the halls.


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