Wiltshire Council are asking residents across the county to share their stories and experiences of living in lockdown to help create a new archive.

Their Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre wants to make a collection that reflects people’s individual and collective experiences during lockdown for future generations to study. Those studying the 1918/19 flu pandemic turned to the archives and tomorrow’s historians will do the same for COVID-19.

The Centre wants to create a new collection that will show how lives have been transformed by this global crisis. It is asking people to think about what future generations might want or need to know about 2020, COVID-19 and living in lockdown. The record of experiences might be written as a diary or poetry, but could also be drawn, photographed, painted or crafted. This is an opportunity to take part in a creative response to challenging times. Visit the Centre’s website here.