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CENSUS 1921: New data paints a picture of Croxley life 100 years ago

 Published on: 28th December 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

While the recently released statistics from the 2021 census are still digested and mulled over, the Croxley Green History Project (CGHP) have been busy transcribing the full results for Croxley from another, older census, from 1921.

The full, uncensored information from the 1921 census was also only released this year, and the CGHP have spent more than 150 hours trawling through the papers on genealogy website Find My Past to discover what they can about the village’s history.

Some of the interesting facts that the volunteer researchers are as follows:
– 2,472 Residents of Croxley Green are recorded on the 1921 Census.

– 1,167 Residents were employed.

– 24 residents claimed to be retired.

– 746 Residents were born in Croxley Green.

– 527 Residents and the biggest single occupation was Home Duties, Housewife.

– 477 Residents of Croxley Green worked at John Dickinson’s Paper Mill.

– The youngest resident in the village at the time was Baby Wright, who was one day old, didn’t have a first name yet and lived at 215 New Road.

– The oldest resident on the other hand was Issabelle Watson, who was 93 years old and lived at the Artichoke Pub on the Green.

To find out more facts about the 1921 census, visit the CGHP’s website.

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