1986 EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT

 There is a high level of unemployment 
particularly in the eastern part of the
area around Finsbury Park.We talked to 
a number of young people at a local job
centre.They spoke of the monotony,     
boredom and frustration of not being   
able to get a job.Many had very little 
money to live on and found that this   
made life more depressing as most forms
of entertainment were expensive.       
 The UJIMA CENTRE in the Finsbury Park 
area was set up to help  unemployed    
Afican-Caribbean people of between 16  
and 25 years of age ,a group suffering 
badly from lack of employment          
opportunities.Its aim is to provide    
a range of recreational and            
constructive activities,training and   
educational facilities.It is designed  
to help unemployed youths to gain the  
sorts of experience that will help them
get a job and help them along in life. 
 

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.