After 25 years, the BBC has relaunched it’s Domesday project, designed to chronicle the state of different areas of the country at one point in time.
It’s also released some of the information from it’s last Domesday project, and it captures some nice features from Inverness and Nairn circa 1985.
At this point 25 years ago, a large and expensive supermarket was being built in Nairn. It’s a Co-Op now, and it’s about to fall into the shadow of a brand new Sainsburys on the east side of town. In employment, most of the men were working in the oil and most of the women surveyed were housewives.
In Inverness, Eden Court was young and failing miserably at holding rock concerts. Friar Bridge was just being built, and a sweet old woman was enjoying watching it being built while remembering past plagues of T.B. and cramped houses.
Have a look at the Domesday Project, and drop a comment below if you find something interesting about your home.