Market Lavington Museum

Surviving a nuclear attack


The Civil Defence Corps was set up in 1949 and disbanded in 1968. These blogs have previously considered items to do with this movement in Civil Defence and A Civil Defence Corps Badge. At Market Lavington Museum, we also have a leaflet designed to help train people on how to prepare for and stand the best chance of surviving a nuclear attack.

It is a tri-fold leaflet giving information on how to avoid danger from heat, blast and fall out and the advice to stay in a refuge room.

The leaflet had belonged to a local lady who was a member of the WVS, later Women’s Royal Volunteer Service (WRVS). We will look her leaflet about setting up a refuge room another time.