1986 Social Survey (part 2)

 Every home has a television and radio.
 A little over half have video         
 recorders. Refrigerators and freezers 
 are owned by 90%. 75% of families have
 a car and 20% of these have two cars. 
 Of those that have pets, 40% have     
 dogs, 25% birds, 20% fish and 15%     
 cats. Spennymoor has a number of      
 facilities for the use of leisure.    
 Children make good use of the         
 Recreation Centre. 80% use it and 90% 
 use the Leisure Pool. 41% use the     
 library and  40% go to the Youth Club.
 A little over half the children have  
 have been abroad, usually for         
 holidays..                            
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
 

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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