The 1921 census was taken on 19 June 1921. Details of more than thirty-eight million people were recorded - and this census included information which was noted for the first time - ages were expressed as years and months and occupation data was bolstered when employers and/or the employing companies were also recorded. This might add to what we know of people’s lives - for example, now, for the first time, I discovered that my father was labouring for Mr Priestley as a callow sixteen-year-old at the newly-built Tatmore Place.The census was taken shortly after the end of WW1 and also after the ‘flu epidemic which swept the world in 1918. This was particularly relevant when one sees many widows or orphans in the sample - for every widow or widower, one wonders if they had been deprived of a mate by war or a pandemic.Lurking amongst the details are clues about household circumstances. My Preston grandfather had a leg amputated, but I didn’t know when this happened. In 1921, he was said to have ‘total disablement’. His loss of a limb was surely therefore before 1921 - and one might even conclude from the somewhat unusual wording that it was not long before that year.
Place in h-hold
OccupationHW = housewife
The 1921 census form for Temple Dinsley, completed and signed by Douglas Vickers. The enumerator’s initials are shown at the bottom of the form - “TA”.
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An analysis of this information will follow shortly.Some details stand out: a few villagers had ventured into poultry farming. Also, there are boarders in the village who are brick-layers - probably working on the new council houses being built along the north side of Chequers Lane.The census included only a few precise details of exactly where families were living in the village. - many were described simply as being in Preston. However, by checking the 1911 census, the electoral roll for 1920 and the School Register for the years around 1921, it has been possible to be a little more exact about the location of households.