Census

Census returns

Authentic census returns from Ruddington for 1851 and 1891 – three pages of each – show how people’s lives and the village community changed in forty years.

1851

1891

Activities

Using our guide on how to read a census and our census detectives activities, explore our census returns from Ruddington for 1851 and 1891.

Visit our photo collections showing how the framework knitters worked and lived provide crucial evidence of their livesFramework Knitters / Housing