David Annal: The Enumerator Strikes Back

BKMHO107 1718The enumerators first went to work on the UK census in 1841 and have performed a vital role in each successive decennial census ever since then. It hasn’t always been an easy ride: confronted by hostile householders and at the mercy of the decisions made by the census authorities, their stories shed a fascinating light on one of the most important sets of records used by family historians today. Using original documents, contemporary newspaper reports and the census returns themselves, this talk will turn the spotlight onto the men and women who created the UK’s census returns.

Wednesday 4th September 7.30pm

At Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB See Northern Branch for details & charges.