Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Papers of the Chief Air Raid Warden, Porthmadog
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/9943
Title: Papers of the Chief Air Raid Warden, Porthmadog
Short title: Porthmadog Air Raid Warden papers
Dates of creation: 1938-1945
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: Information to be supplied
Name of creator(s): Stanley Ceiriog Evans
Administrative and 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.
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.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Chief Air Raid Warden, Porthmadog files; Public information booklets; Miscellaneous.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: 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).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2004