Snapshot of life from another century on show in Emsworth

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THERE is still chance to catch a fascinating exhibition which looks at the life of a town 100 years ago.

The 1911 census of Emsworth provides a snapshot of the town just a few years before the outbreak of the First World War.

There were just 3,100 people living in the town compared with 10,000 now.

Local historian Linda Newell has put together an exhibition at Emsworth Museum about the census which is running every weekend until the end of the month.

Her research shows Emsworth before the cataclysmic events of the war.

Occupations included farriers, saddlers, blacksmiths and cycle manufacturers alongside motor mechanics.

Sadly many young men named in the 1911 Census did not return home from the war.

The museum, in North Street, is open 10.30am to 4.30pm Saturdays and 2.30pm to 4.30pm Sundays.