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    Question Research occupations Long Preston 1918-1940

    A friend of mine wants to find out how occupations in her village of Long Preston, N Yorkshire, changed after the First World War and the movement of the population. Can anyone help, or advise her where she might find the information?

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    How about the County Record Office:
    www.northyorks.gov.uk
    and a look at their archives online
    archives.northyorks.gov.uk/dserve/

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    Talk to older, "native" residents - they will have personal knowledge and also passed down knowledge gained from parents and grandparents.
    Look at buildings - where were the shops, pubs etc, when did they close? Where and when were newer properties built, what was there before them?
    I would suggest a root around in the local studies section of the libraries in the area, local newspapers , which might produce reports of village events and information on residents, opening/closing of businesses. Also school records.

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    Genealogists never die - they just swap places in the family tree

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    Someone might have written about it locally, either in a booklet or the parish magazine. Worth checking.
    Anne

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    http://www.longprestonheritage.org.u...s/history.html there is a list of trades on this site and much more information about Long Preston though not sure if it will help in the war years and after.

    Edna

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    Thanks everyone for you help. I will pass the information on to my friend.

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    Although during the 20th century a smaller proportion of people married in church or had children baptised the parish registers should still give quite a good overview of occupations. I found them useful when undertaking a similar exercise for my village.
    Last edited by JudithM; 27-04-15 at 16:42.
    Judith passed away in October 2018

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    Will let my Friend know. Thanks

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