Case Study E – Accrington

Lesson at a glance

Suitable for: Key stage 2

Curriculum topics: Local Histories

Potential activities: Explore the questions relating to Park Road in Accrington.

38 Park Road


Tasks

  1. Look at Source One and answer these questions.

Source one- 1921 Census record- The National Archives (RG15/20131)

  • What type of company does Charles work for?
  • Who is doing the job ‘home duties’? Why do you think house work takes a long time?
  • What school subjects do you think Flora teaches?
  • What else can you learn about this family?
  1. What questions do you have about this family that are not answered by the census record? Write these down and keep them.
  1. Study Sources Two to Four and answer these questions.

Source Two- List of absences from school 1918- Lancashire Archives (MBAC 5/10)

  • Can you find Flora on this list? What do you learn about her?

Source Three- Plan for houses to be built on Park road- Lancashire Archives (MBAC 30/2745)

  • What does this reveal about the house this family lived in? What is different from modern houses about where the toilet is located?

Source Four- Hyndburn Park Log Book- Lancashire Archives (SMAC 11)

  • What does this show about school in the 1920s?
  1. Look at the questions you wrote earlier. Check which ones have been answered by the other sources. What further questions do you have about the family or life in the 1920s?


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Lesson at a glance

Suitable for: Key stage 2

Curriculum topics: Local Histories

Potential activities: Explore the questions relating to Park Road in Accrington.