What did you in the big lockdown, Granny?

April 24, 2020
  •  Blewbury Local History Group

Here we are in a situation dreamed up by a sci-fi writer that none of us could even dream of. Some people liken it to WW2, or the Spanish flu of 1918, but it only bears some similarity to those and is almost certainly affecting more of the world than anything before. We are all part of an historic time, so we should record it. That means all of us, not just academic professors or politicians but us, in Blewbury and around. We, the History Group, are suggesting that everyone should record our new everyday lives. What about random acts of kindness, thoughtfulness, generosity? Funny things that have happened? lf you have time to write about your life daily, keep a diary. Shopping, meeting new people, glove wearing, keeping 2 metres apart, missing the family, the pub, football. The list is nearly endless, and if we don’t record it now it could be lost. Please send contributions to us, see below, any time, any length, and we plan to have an exhibition of a selection of items when we come out of lockdown and maybe a booklet as a permanent reminder.

Contact Audrey on 850427 or audreyrosettalong@gmaiI.com or Mark at markpaIethorpe@taIktalk.net.

  • For anyone interested in the gravestones around St Michael’s (there have been some Facebook posts on the subject recently) there’s a complete list of all the inscriptions, compiled in 1939, on our website at https://bit.ly/2xzOczf