Domesday Re-visited in 1986 - a BBC Project

In 1986, 900 years after William the Conqueror’s original Domesday Book, the BBC published the Domesday Project. Over a million people contributed to this digital snapshot of the country.  

Schools and community groups surveyed over 108,000 square km of the UK and submitted more than 147,819 pages of text articles and 23,225 amateur photos, cataloguing what it was like to live, work and play in their community. This was about documenting everyday life - the ordinary rather than the extraordinary.

30+ years later, extracts from the project that relate directly to Stratford sub Castle make interesting reading. Click on a title below to discover how local school-children chose to portray this area in 1986 (reproduced here, exactly as submitted).

The Village

Attitudes

Clubs

Ecology

Education

Entertainment

Farming

Religion

Tourism

 

Source: BBC History - Domesday Project 1986

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