RefNoCA1000
TitleSheffield City Council: Civil Defence Department
AdminHistoryThe Civil Defence Service was a civilian volunteer organisation established by the Home Office in 1935. In 1941 (during the Second World War) at local authority level, Civil Defence departments/committees replaced pre-existing Air Raid Precautions (ARP) committees. The Civil Defence Service included ARP wardens as well as firemen (initially the Auxiliary Fire Service and latterly the National Fire Service), fire watchers, rescue services, first aid posts, etc.

After the Second World War, in 1945, Civil Defence Services were disbanded, however a Civil Defence Corps was ressurected in 1948, largely due to the threat posed by atomic weapons.
Date1940 - 1951
Extent5 items
AccessStatusOpen
LevelCollection
RelatedMaterialSheffield City Council: Civil Defence Committee Signed and Draft Minutes, 1949 - 1967 (CA-CDC).

Copy Sheffield City Council, Civil Defence Committee minutes are also available in the main printed Council minutes (CA-MIN).

Sheffield City Council, Civil Defence Committee draft minutes, Jul 1939 - Apr 1951, Nov 1956 - May 1959 (CA150).

Sheffield City Council, Civil Defence Committee for Emergency Works (Construction) minutes, 1939 - 1941 (CA-CDW).

Sheffield Emergency Committee for Civil Defence minute book and register of buildings, 1939 - 1943 (CA526).

Sheffield City Council, Civil Defence Committee unsigned minutes, 1952 - 1967 (these contain more detail than the signed minutes) and requisition book, 1951 - 1963 (SY341).

Sheffield City Council, Civil Defence Committee draft minutes, May 1951 - May 1967 (CA673).

Sheffield City Council, Civil Defence Committee minutes, correspondence and reports, Jul 1952 - Jan 1961 (CA627).

Sheffield City Council, Civil Defence Corps Operational Plan for Peace Time Emergencies, Aug 1955 (CA618).

Papers and photographs of an individual member of the ARP and Civil Defence Committees, 1938 - 1957 (MD7348).

Sheffield City Council, Civil Defence Department files, 1949 - 1971 (CA674).

Association of Metropolitan Councils (AMS) Civil Defence Sub-committee minutes, etc, 1952 - 1964 (CA437).

Sheffield City Council, Air Raid Precautions Committee minutes, 1938 - 1939 (CA-ARP).
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