Case Study G – Falmouth

Lesson at a glance

Suitable for: Key stage 2

Curriculum topics: Local Histories

Potential activities: Explore the questions relating to Lister Street in Falmouth.

3 Lister Street


Tasks

  1. Look at Source One and answer these questions.

Source one- 1921 Census record- The National Archives (RG15/11038)

  • Where do William and James work? What do you think their jobs involve?
  • What subjects do you think Grace, Ethel, Fred and Marion study at school?
  • Who do you think the visitors are? What do you think their connection to the family is?
  • How noisy or busy do you think this house is? Why?
  • 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 Five and answer these questions

Source Two- School report March 1921- Kresen Kernow (SFAL 6/1/4)

  • What do you learn about Ethel from this document? What does it tell you about the school she attends?

Source Three- Baptism record 1901- Kresen Kernow (P 63/1/11)

  • Can you find a member of the family on this record? What more do you learn about this family?

Source Four- Street directory Lister street 1921 (people’s names and jobs)

  • Can you find a member of the family on this record? What do you learn about jobs in Falmouth?

Source Five- Map of Falmouth 1909

  • Can you find where William and James work on this map? What does the map reveal about Falmouth in the past?
  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 Lister Street in Falmouth.