Update: The Directory Photo Challenge Nears its End!

The Directory challenge is nearing an end and we’ve nearly got all the required photos. Now it’s time to start on the Census documents. We will be working with the Census records for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901. These records seem to amount to things called ‘enumerators records’, a sort of condensed set of documents made after the collection of the raw data at the end of each Census event.

Collecting Directory Information

Today a group of four volunteers from the Town House have gone down to the Brighton Local History Centre to identify and photograph the street directory pages for Pelham Square and Kensington Place.

Census Documents and Street Directories

There are two sources of information that we have chosen to utilize in the MHMS project: Street & Trade Directories and Census Documents. Below we provide a little information about each.

Graphic showing part of an 1841 Census Document

The MyHouseMyStreet Team

It’s going to take a lot of work to design and launch the MyHouseMyStreet project and, almost all of it, will be undertaken by volunteers. We are very fortunate in having been able to attract a team with a very diverse set of skills but also with a shared interest: a passion for Brighton & Hove and its cultural heritage.

MHMS Streets for 2009: Gloucester Road, Kensington Place, and Pelham Square

Last year, we had great success with our Foundry Street project. However, we are a little more ambitious this year.

Photo of a city sign welcoming visitors to the North Laine.

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