Diary Day in Worktown

Mass Observation Diary Day

Contribute to a Mass Observation survey by recording your daily activity this May 12th.

12th May Diary Day in Worktown


Would you like to contribute to a historic survey?

In 1937 Mass Observation called for people from all parts of the UK to record everything they did from when they woke up in the morning to when they went to sleep at night on 12th May. The project was revived again in 2010 by the University of Sussex and since then the archive has received thousands of day diaries, creating an invaluable resource of everyday life across the UK.

Bolton was a key location in the original Mass Observation study, and they called us Worktown.

We’d like your help in putting Bolton back on the MO map, by creating a diary of your day on 12th May 2024.

You can find out how to take part on the Live from Worktown website:

Mass Observation Diary Day – Live from Worktown

Or download the Diary Template and Consultation Questions here:

Download Diary Template

Download Consultation Questions

You can also collect and return a blank diary of a day form from the History Centre, Bolton Central Library.

Published: 10th May 2024