Lesson 1 - Census
The Census is a count of all the people in the United Kingdom on one particular day and has been taken every ten years (except 1941) since 1801. It provides wonderful information including how many people live in each house, their names, ages and where they were born. As a result, Census information is brilliant for helping us to explore the past.
You are going to look at the lives of two children growing up in the Ashington area at the turn of the century (about 1900). That is just over 100 years ago. Think about how different their lives would have been in comparison to your own.
Answer these questions. Click on the images to make them larger.
1. Look at the 1891 Census image to find entry 334 (first column)
2. Look at the other entries on the page.
Source 2 Ashington Census 1901
1. Look at the 1901 Census image to find the entry for Henry Brewis.
2. Find the family that appears on both the 1891 and the 1901 census.
3. A major change has taken place within this family between 1891 and 1901.
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