Register of persons registered for fire prevention duties in Nantymoel, Lewistown and Evanstown. Register includes; date of application for registration, name and address of applicant, occupation, age, nationality, particulars of exemptions, whether enrolled, enrolment notice served, particulars of release from duties, results of appeals. In some instances remarks are recorded under the heading 'other particulars'.
Ogmore Vale WWII Fire Prevention, Records
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 214 D1083
- Dates of Creation1941-1943
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
In January 1941 the government implemented a compulsory scheme of fire watching. Recruits to Fire Watching teams were encouraged from men up to the age of 70 and women up to the age of 60. The duty of a Fire Guard was to take turns in watching for the fall of fire bombs; to warn the neighbourhood when they fell in the area for which they were responsible and to help control any blaze.
Chronological within record series.
Conditions Governing Access
Ogmore Valley Local History and Heritage Society May 2014
Other Finding Aids
A detailed catalogue is available at Glamorgan Archives.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Compiled by Laura Russell for Glamorgan Archives
Conditions Governing Use
Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
Records were collected by the Ogmore Valley Local History and Heritage Society who them deposited them with GA
Accruals are not expected.