Papers of the Chief Air Raid Warden, Porthmadog

Scope and Content

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.

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.


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

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

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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).

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

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