1986 Hobbies Survey

  Top ten hobbies for 375 people were: 
                                       
 1  Watching television.......178 (47%)
 2  Reading...................127 (34%)
 3  Going to pub or club......101 (27%)
 4  Knitting or sewing.........86 (23%)
 5  Walking out................85 (23%)
 6  Playing sport..............59 (16%)
 7  Do It Yourself.............50 (13%)
 8  Bingo......................38 (10%)
 9  Computer...................34 ( 9%)
 10 Car Maintenance............16 ( 4%)
 11 Others.....................22 ( 6%)
                                       
 Most popular TV programmes,nationally,
 for the week ending 29/6/85 were:     
 1 Coronation St.(Mon) - 16.29m viewers
 2 Coronation St.(Wed) - 15.71m viewers
 3 Dallas -------------- 14.27m viewers
 4 Emmerdale Farm (Tues) 12.72m viewers
 5 Emmerdale Farm (Thur) 12.04m viewers
 6 Dynasty ------------- 12.00m viewers
 

Map of the area

What is Domesday?

In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  read more here

In 2011 the BBC published the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

Shortly afterwards the website was added to The National Archives’ UK Government Web Archive.

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