Domesday Reloaded reveals Welsh life in 1986

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An innovative BBC project that aimed to document everyday life has been revitalised.

The BBC Domesday Project was created in 1986 to create a picture of life in Britain 900 years after William the Conqueror's original Domesday Book was completed.

At the time the project used the cutting edge technology of the day with the data eventually being presented on Laser-Disc.

Schools and community groups surveyed over 108,000 square km of the UK and submitted more than 147,819 pages of text articles and 23,225 amateur photos, cataloguing what it was like to live, work and play in their community.

BBC Wales News features an article on the Welsh contributors to the original BBC project Domesday project.

One contributor was drama teacher Annelie Williams-Sheaf, 38, who was then a 12-year-old pupil at Bishopston Comprehensive in Swansea.

She wrote at the time about a "lot of British people out of work," adding that she was living in an age full of "videos".

Visit the Domesday Reloaded website to find out how you can explore images and articles from the original project and how you will be able to update the 1986 project.

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