How and why did the town of Crook develop in the Wear Valley in the period between 1851 and 1901?
Learn about the 19th century development of a mining town in the Durham coalfield, using key sources for local history research.
See how you could use similar records to find out about the history of your own area.
Use maps, census returns, trade directories and photographs to support Key Stage 3 History: Local history study. You can also use them to support Key Stage 4 work that includes local history or changes in health and population from the mid-18th to the late 19th centuries.
The sources can also be used as an exemplar for Key Stages 1 and 2 local history work.
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