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Air Raid Shelters, 1940 - 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 3/33

Scope and Contents

Notes, papers and letters on Clementine's interest in Air Raid Shelters in and around London and other help for air raid victims, including notes from Clementine's inspection of various shelters and plans for improving the system. Correspondents include: Edwina, Lady Mountbatten, on their tour of the shelters in Bermondsey, 1944; 1st Lord Ashfield [earlier Albert Stanley], Chairman of the London Passenger Transport Board, on improving latrines in the underground Tube station shelters; [Margaret] May Tennant on subjects including the shelter at Tilbury [Essex] and the problem of food (3), also with a report on various shelters in London; Malcolm MacDonald, Minister of Health, on the sanitation in a shelter in Bethnal Green; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin] on the state of the shelters in Deptford (3);1st Lord Horder on the Greenwich shelters (2); Ernest Brown, Minister of Health, on the rehousing of bombed out people from Stepney; Herbert Morrison, Home Secretary.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1944

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

With the exception of the staff wages books in CSCT 9/1, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


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Finding aid date

2004-04-07 11:41:39.687000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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