Source 3

1861 Census return for Blackrod, Lancashire (RG 9/2769)

3. Have a look at this page from the 1861 census for Blackrod in Lancashire

  • From looking at this census return what were the main industries in this area?
  • Why are they linked? (Clue: think about the location of industry)
  • Find out about the different jobs listed if you are not sure what they mean.
  • What age group is covered by the term ‘scholar’ on this return?
  • What do you think the term ‘scholar’ means?
  • Have a look at the ‘where