Ogmore Vale WWII Fire Prevention, Records

Scope and Content

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'.

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.

Arrangement

Chronological within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

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

Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Laura Russell for Glamorgan Archives

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

Records were collected by the Ogmore Valley Local History and Heritage Society who them deposited them with GA

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.