Case Study H – 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.

42 Lister Street


Tasks

  1. Look at Source One (1921 census) and answer these questions.

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

  • What jobs do William, Jack and Tom do? What does this reveal about transport in 1921?
  • What does it say in the marriage column for William? Why?
  • Who is doing the job ‘home duties’? Why did house work take a long time in the 1920s?
  • What else can you learn about the family from the census?
  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 Six and answer these questions

Source Two- 1911 census- The National Archives (RG14/824)

  • What more do you learn about the family from this record?

Source Three- The Cornubian newspaper October 9th 1924- British Newspaper Archives Image © Reach PLC. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board.

  • What is this newspaper article about? How does it link to the family?

Source Four- The West Briton newspaper 12th March 1923- British Newspaper Archives Image © Reach PLC. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board.

  • What is this newspaper article about? What does it suggest about the family?

Source Five- Photograph of Falmouth- The National Archives (INF 9/920/1)

  • What can you see in this image? What does it show about the area in the past?

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

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