This talk looks beyond the names recorded in the parish registers and census records, which can contain a wealth of other information that can help to define the changing nature and origins of parish populations. The parish of Yapton in West Sussex is taken as a case study to reveal the extent of documented change between 1700 and 1901.
Dr Tony Wakeford is a historical geographer and the current magazine editor for the Friends of The National Archives. His research involves the social and economic impact of railway development in the 19th century. He has been involved in the BBC series Coast and is an associate lecturer in social sciences at the Open University.