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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Porthmadog Air Raid Warden papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/9943

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Papers of the Chief Air Raid Warden, Porthmadog

Short Title: Porthmadog Air Raid Warden papers

Creation date(s): 1938-1945

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Stanley Ceiriog Evans

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Stanley Ceiriog Evans (fl. 1939-1945) was the Chief Air Raid Warden for the Porthmadog area during the Second World War. The Air Raid Warden Service in Caernarfonshire was established in 1937; wardens were required to advise people about the location of shelters, to report bombs and fires in their sector, to check on damage, and to guide the police and fire brigade to incidents. When blackout regulations began to be eased in September 1944, there was a general reduction in ARP activities.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Stanley Ceiriog Evans, Chief Air Raid Warden in Porthmadog, 1938-1945, including records relating to the Air Raid Precautions department, 1939-1945; public information booklets, 1939-1944; and miscellaneous papers, 1938-1945.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Chief Air Raid Warden, Porthmadog files; Public information booklets; Miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau'r Prif Warden Cyrchoedd Awyr, Porthmadog/ Papers of the Chief Air Raid Warden, Porthmadog, catalogue; O Brien, Terence H., Civil Defence, (London, 1955).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Air Raid Precautions | Wales | Porthmadog
Caernarvonshire (Wales). | County Council. | Civil Defence Dept. | Archives
Civil defence | Wales | Porthmadog
Great Britain | Air Raid Precautions Dept. | Caernarfonshire Area | Archives
World War, 1939-1945 | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Evans , Stanley Ceiriog

Corporate names
Caernarvonshire (Wales) | County Council. | Civil Defence Dept.
Great Britain | Air Raid Precautions Dept. | Caernarfonshire Area

Places
Porthmadog (Wales)

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