What was your street like in the 1920s?

Scratch beneath the surface of life 100 years ago, and you’ll be surprised what you find. Delve into your local history, and you’ll discover just how different – or surprisingly similar – life could be.

In January 2022, the 1921 Census of England and Wales was released after 100 years. Following on from our 20sPeople season, in which we uncovered the reality of the ‘Roaring Twenties’, we have partnered up with the British Association for Local History on 20sStreets to explore local 1920s life through the census. Find out what life was like a century ago, and begin making your own discoveries.


Unlimited access to the 1921 Census is now available

Visit Findmypast for details.