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BBC Domesday Reloaded

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 Domesday Reloaded

In 1986, 900 years after William the Conqueror’s original Domesday Book, the BBC published the Domesday Project, probably the most ambitious attempt ever to capture the essence of life in the UK.

Over a million people contributed to this digital snapshot of the country.  The whole of the UK, including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, was divided into 23,000 4x3km “D-Blocks”.

Schools and community groups 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.

In 2011 the BBC ‘reloaded’ the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

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Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1986

Two Class Survey: Terraced=45  Semi-detached=13   Detached=4