Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papers of the Chief Air Raid Warden, Porthmadog

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/9943

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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.


Language/script: English

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.
Detailed catalogue


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



Air Raid Precautions | Wales | Porthmadog

Caernarvonshire (Wales). | County Council. | Civil Defence Dept. | Archives

Civil defence | Wales | Porthmadog

Great Britain | Air Raid Precautions Dept. | Caernarfonshire Area | Archives

World War, 1939-1945 | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Evans, Stanley Ceiriog

Corporate names

Caernarvonshire (Wales) | County Council. | Civil Defence Dept.

Great Britain | Air Raid Precautions Dept. | Caernarfonshire Area