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Kingsbury: ARP in Sandiacre
Kingsbury: ARP in Sandiacre

Kingsbury: ARP in Sandiacre 1940


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Kingsbury: ARP in Sandiacre 1940

9 mins United Kingdom

The various civil defence groups at Sandiacre in South East Derbyshire show their readiness to bravely do their bit from an ARP station and Red Cross post set up in Ladycross School. Activities around the heavily sandbagged headquarters, including a mock gas and chemical attack, form the centre of this amateur reel shot by local man Ivan Kingsbury. The head of the first aid post, Evelyn Doncaster poses for the camera proudly wearing her uniform.

The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.


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Civil defence World War II Home fronts First aid Medical services


Life Under Fire Ready for the Enemy




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