25 Going to church in Gosport: The Religious Census of 1851 – Video presentation

25 Going to church in Gosport: The Religious Census of 1851 – Video presentation

This is a digital event, accessible from your own location, Gosport, Hampshire

An illustrated one hour talk about the unique 1851 Religious Census and how it was measured and conducted in Gosport.

All the places of worship that existed on the peninsula at the time will be described and shown and the reasons for this once and for all time investigation, paid for by the Government of the day, to find out exactly how many people actually visited their local church on 30th March 1851. How did this census come about? What were the circumstances that led to this investigation? And how was it viewed in Parliament and in the country?

If you think Brexit was contentious, come and find out how a century and a half ago a different, but just as troubling question was bothering Parliament and having repercussions locally.

Please click the Link to view the videos.  Remember to turn your speakers on!

OPENING TIMES

Available anytime throughout 11th to 20th Sept 2020

BOOKING DETAILS

No booking required

ACCESS

You will need a good internet connection.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Approx 60 mins. Can be paused and viewed in part.

ORGANISED BY

Neil Spurgeon

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