Your Stories of the Lockdown for the history books

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I am sure, like me, you will be talking about these " lockdown" weeks in years to come. We are part of living history in that regard.

The Curry Rivel Community Support Group are inviting residents of all ages to write about their experiences of these past few months so that we can record for future generations what it was like in 2020 — the year of the virus.

Subject to the response, we will look to have this published and raise funds for charity. In doing this we would share our record with the County Archivist, so that the finished article is indeed preserved for future generations.

All we ask at this stage is that you write a short piece (around 200 to 300 words) describing your experiences; thoughts; hopes and fears over recent weeks. A short essay, a poem or even pictures can be used to tell your story.

Maybe there is humour for us to share, or maybe sadness. We have all been affected in some way and it is possibly important to record that for our future village generations. Nothing is off limits. Perhaps you are angry and want to let off steam. Alternatively, you may have had something happen to you that has cheered you along the way. How you have helped others or how you yourself have been assisted. We would love to hear from you whatever your story.

So, can you contribute? The more personal experiences the better, and please spread the word so all ages take part.

Please send any pieces to the Curry Rivel website at the following email :

If you can add a photo that might add additional strength to the emotions expressed.

If you wish to remain anonymous please say so but provide an alternative name and your age. If you are happy to have your name available that would also be appreciated.

It would be great to gather these observations in the next month, so let's get those creative juices flowing.

Steve Allinson
Chair CRCSG.

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