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HOOTON PAGNELL

"where time stands still"

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Social Changes and Pastimes

A comparison of the 1851 Census figures and those of 1931 will illustrate the social changes that have affected Hooton Pagnell.

In 1851 the population of Hooton Pagnell contained 172 wage-earners:-

16 earning a living as farmers, 70 as farm labourers
1 earning a living as a mole-catcher, 2 as lime burners
21 Craftsmen were listed:
5 carpenters; 4 tailors and dressmakers; 3 blacksmiths; 3 boot and shoe makers;
1 brewer; 1 cabinet maker; 1 saddler; 1 nail maker; 1 cooper; 1 miller
3 Tradesmen were listed:
2 butchers and 1 innkeeper
By 1931 some changes had taken place:
13 farmers; 41 farm labourers: 'professional' workers; 8 craftsmen;
8 tradesmen; 37 indoor or outdoor domestic servants.
29 were engaged in new1 industries:
14 colliery workers; 6 on the railways;
3 in motor transport; 3 roadmeriders;
2 postmen; and 1 commercial traveller.

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