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Abingdon People in Lockdown - Abingdon Museum Project

Published on:

18 Jan 2021

The unexpected outbreak of COVID-19 deeply re-framed our way of life. It changed our perceptions,
affected our relationships with the outside world and imposed lockdown on us, forcing us to
‘stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.’

Abingdon Museum recognises the importance of documenting this unique period of our lives and is launching a project aimed at collecting stories that highlight ‘Abingdon in Lockdown’ from the people of Abingdon and the surrounding area. We invite you to share your experience of life in Lockdown, tell us about therapeutic activities that gave you comfort and got you through difficult times.

We would like to hear stories of about people supporting the community, help those with isolation problems. However you cope with staying at home, we would like to know. Submissions may include photographs, diaries, poems, audio recordings, video performances and more.

The material collected will form an oral history archive reflecting how COVID-19 has changed our lives, how Abingdon communities came together to help each other, supporting the NHS, key workers and vulnerable families.

If you would like to get involved in this project, please send your story by attaching photographs, audio recordings, videos and written accounts that convey your feelings about your lockdown experience. Email - writing ‘Abingdon People in Lockdown’ in the subject line.

We look forward to collecting your stories to ensure they are never forgotten.


You can download a high-resolution version of the poster here.


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