1986 Pets in Spennymoor.

 A survey of some people in Spennymoor 
 showed that more people have got dogs 
 than any other pet. They are good     
 pets, dogs can guard you and your     
 house. 30% of the people had dogs as  
 pets. Fish and birds were next in the 
 list both with 7%. Fish are relaxing  
 to watch, they are comforting. Birds  
 are nice pets too, when you whistle   
 they whistle back. A rabbit is a good 
 pet it takes a lot of looking after   
 but they are lovely to handle. Cats   
 were next in our survey. A cat has to 
 have a lot of attention or it will    
 leave you and go into the wild. A     
 hamster is a lovely little thing but  
 only 2% of the people who we          
 interviewed had one. Chickens and     
 guinea pigs only got 1%, so did horses
 and ponies.                           

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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