Forncett in 1939
What was life in Forncett like just before the very considerable changes that occurred after WW2? Who was living in Forncett? Where were they living and what were their occupations? The 1939 Register offers a real insight into these questions.
On the 29th September 1939 a register of the civilian population of England and Wales was taken. This record - the 1939 Register - was to produce Identity Cards and to facilitate the issuing of ration books in January 1940. The 1939 Register is not a census, it includes less detailed information, but it does include names and exact dates of birth.
Members of the History Group have made an accurate transcription of the 1939 Register for the parish. The original images of the Register are copyright of The National Archives and were transcribed with their full permission. Because individuals' records remain closed for 100 years from their date of birth or until proof of death is produced, a significant proportion of the entries are redacted. Of the 723 people living in Forncett at the time we can presently see records for 536.