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East of England photos documents life in lockdown

Image credit: Connie Harrigan, Norwich.

Historic England has revealed 11 photographs showing life in lockdown in the East of England that have been added to an archive of 200 images, half of which are from members of the public.

The Picturing Lockdown collection follows a national week-long call out where people were asked to share photos displaying their experience of lockdown between 29th April and 5th May.

In total, Historic England received nearly 3,000 submissions from across England, 360 of which were from the East.

The images from our region documents everything from deserted seasides, instructions to stay clear of beauty spots, camping inside homes, and more.

Historic England lockdown photos (ANNA LEGGET, Woodbridge)
Image credit: Anna Legget, Woodbridge.

Claudia Kenyatta, Director of Regions at Historic England, said: "The fascinating response to our Picturing Lockdown call-out sheds light on our collective and individual experiences of lockdown and provides a snapshot into this unusual time that will be accessible for future generations to see and learn from."

The call-out was the first time the public have been asked to contribute to the Archive since the Second World War, and aims to help shape what we remember about this unprecedented times.


Image credit: Martin Guppy, Cromer.

Historic England lockdown photos (CONNIE FLYNN, Norfolk)
Image credit: Connie Flynn, Norfolk.


Image credit: Lanai Collis Phillips, Ipswich.


Image credit: Sarah Everett, Colchester.


Image credit: Peter Offord, Norwich.


Image credit: Ruth Yentis, Bedford.

Historic England lockdown photos (RICHARD ALLMAN, Milton Keynes)
Image credit: Richard Allman, Milton Keynes.

Southend Closed Lockdown Photos (Historic England)
Image credit: Historic England, Southend.

Historic England lockdown photos (KEN HAMILTON, Littleport)
Image credit: Ken Hamilton, Littleport.

 

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