civil servants

  • Audio contentHMSO, Underwood Street, interior of office, 1916-1917 (catalogue reference STAT 20/391)

    The civil service in the First World War

    The First World War affected every sector of society, as the nation’s resources were harnessed for the war effort. Like other employers, the civil service lost staff to the armed forces and had to replace them while they were away.…

  • Audio contentRG27-8 Census 1911(Red Schedule front)

    Behind the scenes: two centuries of census-taking

    The census has been described as a ‘snapshot in time’, recording the nation as it stands at midnight on one Sunday every ten years. But the preparation for each census started years before each census date, and the collating and…

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