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War & Decline

The Home Front (civil defence & rationing)

Air Raid Precautions Head Warden’s key to the ARP post on the Annan Road, Dumfries

Period:
20th Century
Description:

In Dumfries the search for Air Raid Wardens began in March 1938, and the first public air raid shelters were built in September 1940.  ARP Wardens supervised air raid procedures in the streets and in shelters, issued gas masks and checked the blackout.  One in every six was a woman.

Materials/Media:
metal
Dimensions:
length 100mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2003.21
Digital Number:
DMAC062n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council