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Dissecting the Documents: UK Censuses from 1801 to the Present

Date: 19th October 2022
Time: 19:00
Location: The Bow Room of The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
Blackmore Vale Group

* Please note 7pm start!*

Speaker: Dr Penny Walters

This session will look at the development of the United Kingdom decennial censuses from 1801 headcounts through the decades to last year’s 2021 census. A 100-year closure rule was established after the 1911 Census, so it has been very exciting to have the 1921 census revealed in January 2022. This was the first census after the First World War and Spanish Flu pandemic. The 1939 Register, originally designed for the issuing of ID cards, which can now be seen as a census substitute, will be examined.

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