Day 4 – Census

Day 4 – Census

Every 10 years the government takes a census of the population. The last one currently available for historians to use was taken in 1911. On Monday afternoon we used this census to get a snapshot of the families living in Lilley and Cowan Terraces, largely mining...
Day 3 – Marching and Drill

Day 3 – Marching and Drill

On Wednesday afternoon, following their arduous battle training for the trenches, the Rowlands Gill Pals Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry were drilled by Sgt Chapman.  Their parade ground performance was excellent. With a little practice they were ‘right and...