1986 SURVEY OF COMMUNICATIONS

  The following shows the result of a  
 survey of communications used in our  
 area.                                 
 57% Telephone                         
 24% Telephone + extension             
 86% Public phone (5 mins walk)        
 57% Public phones were working        
 90% Public phones had been recently   
 vandalised                            
 62% Found the post satisfactory       
 15% Sent personal letters once a month
    Many people felt the post was too  
 expensive. Very few people sent       
 personal letters, presumably they     
 preferred the phone.                  
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
 

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.

If you are reading this via UK Government Web Archive, then the original Domesday search function and contact form will not work. This is a consequence of the archiving process. See Using Domesday for more details.