Secrets of the 1921 Census

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January 2022 brought a very exciting moment for interwar historians – professional and amateur alike. The 1921 Census includes a survey of 38 million people living in England and Wales. This period followed a global pandemic and saw economic instability between two world wars. A team of hundreds of conservators have been working to conserve and digitise these 30,000 bound volumes of documents. Now they’re available to us all online.

Period17 May 2022

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  • census
  • 1920s
  • house history
  • family history
  • social history
  • women's history
  • design history
  • architectural history