Using a house for your local history study

Primary History article

Helen Crawford, last updated: 10th July 2019

A house can be an extremely effective focus for learning about the past, giving us insights into changes to domestic and social life.  We can explore how different inventions (e.g. electric lighting, washing machines, televisions) have changed the way we live, and we can look at some of the ways everyday life has stayed the same too.  However, this is not quite the focus of this article. This article looks specifically at how a house might be a good starting point for your local history study...

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