Heritage Group Studies Population Trends - Dr Madge Brown [8 Jan 2009]
Historian Dr Madge Brown led a study of population trends at the latest monthly meeting of the Muskham Vale Heritage Group in North Muskham Village Hall on Thursday 8th January.
Members plotted how the number of people living in the villages of Bathley, Caunton, Carlton-on-Trent, Cromwell, Holme, Langford, North Muskham and South Muskham (including Little Carlton) fluctuated through the 19th century.
Dr Brown went on to advise the Group on how to now use census records and trade directories to help to determine why each parish population peaked and troughed. Results will be reported to future meetings of the Vale, which are open to the public on the first Thursday of every month for the rest of this year.
An extract of the population data relating to the Muskham Vale villages that Madge provided has been analysed and both the corresponding data source and a comparative graphical interpretation is available by clicking on the following links.