Trunch 1911 Census
The 1911 census collected more information than before and householders who could write, completed their own forms. The number of rooms in all properties was given and married women stated how long they had been married, how many children they had had and how many survived.
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In 1911 there were 102 households in Trunch with 189 men and 219 women giving a total population of 408
Agriculture was still the main village activity with 10 farms employing 52 labourers, 5 cowmen, 1 dairywoman, and 12 horsemen/grooms. Apart from the Rectory with 16 rooms, the farmhouses were the biggest in the village, mostly having between 10 and 13 rooms.
Other occupations were 36 housekeepers/servants (a lot more than 1901), 14 market gardeners /gardeners, 5 dressmakers/drapers, 4 grocers, 4 butchers, 3 carpenters/wheelwright/well-sinkers, 3 carters, 2 boot makers, 2 publicans, 2 tile/brick makers, 2 bricklayers, 2 errand boys and 1 each of :- builder, game keeper, clergyman, post master, hawker, teacher, saddler, job master, general labourer, engine man, secretary, golf club steward, and blacksmith. In addition there was a brewer, 2 brewer's carters, a brewery cellar man and a brewer's errand boy. Thirteen people also identified themselves as Old Age Pensioners which had been unusual until this time.
Population mobility In 1911 it was still unusual for people living in Trunch to have been born outside Norfolk and in fact only 23 had been. The largest number was 8 who had been born in London and there was no-one living in the village who had been born outside of England. It will be interesting when time allows to follow up any Trunch residents who left the village to live in other parts of Britain or abroad. And of course 3 years after this census several of the young men of Trunch were sent abroad to fight in the First World War.