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Air Raid Precautions Head Warden’s Reports & Log for 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.

 

This book contains handwritten notes, with dates and times of the activities of the ARP.  Plane sightings, exercises and black out inspections are also noted.

Place of Production:
London
Materials/Media:
paper, card
Dimensions:
190mm x 241mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1996.12.6
Digital Number:
DMBK064a, DMBK064b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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