BBC Domesday Project 1986

In 1986, 900 years after William the Conqueror’s original Domesday Book, the BBC published the Domesday Project. The project was probably the most ambitious attempt ever to capture the essence of life in the United Kingdom. Over a million people contributed to this digital snapshot of the country. People were asked to record what they thought would be of interest in another 1000 years.

The post code DT11 8RX gives the D-block GB-392000-108000, which can be accessed online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-392000-108000/page/1

Some excerpts are detailed in   BBC Domesday Project 1986

An excerpt is …
“100’s of American soldiers queuing up outside the Langton Arms pub waiting for it to open. Margaret remembers the bomb shelter in the pub garden. After the war the soldiers left and the village became quieter with mostly farm workers living in the cottages. There was a little school next to the church but this was later closed down. There was also a village hall where there used to be regular concerts and meetings. Now the village has changed and a lot of outsiders have bought houses and they have become very expensive, up to £100,000. “

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