LOCKDOWN ARCHIVE
 
9 -11 Victoria Street, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6HZ - Tel: 07708 781317 email
 
     
 

We asked folk in Southwold, Reydon and the surrounding communities to send us whatever they have been creating during the period of Covid 19 restrictions, so that we can build a permanent archive of this unprecedented time.

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CAROLINE GOODMAN, SOUTHWOLD

A couple of photos taken on our daily walks. I feel they show the isolation and emptiness of the landscape without people.

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RID BURNETT - REYDON

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KATHY OLIVER - REYDON

A labour of love commenced many years ago, left in limbo as the eyes were unable so see it properly, then with new eyes and plenty of time, here is the result in 16pt cross stitch - The Flying Witch.

One of my friends sent me this lovely bear - the Rainbow Bear of Hope - and I think he is full of optimism.

...then when sugar became more readily available I went into marmalade production.

Over Easter Charlotte (Librarian) suggested we display pictures of decorated eggs to cheer everyone up on their daily walks.

I reckon there has been more concern over the state of one's hair than whether or not we would survive the virus.
Desperate of Reydon invested a huge sum of £4.99 on an online razor comb, and here's the result. Totally a self inflicted job. Owner pretty pleased with the result!

 
 

 

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BARRY TOLFREE, SOUTHWOLD

Not so much a lockdown; more a celebration of four walls..

Station Yard.

Southwold Hospital

Bank Alley

Sutherland House

 

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CHARLOTTE CLARK, SOUTHWOLD LIBRARIAN

Every day we post a Daily Quiz round on Facebook, link to a kids’ activity every morning (including Movies and Makes at the weekends, linking crafts, games and food to a kids’ film on the TV), point people at interviews of crime writers as part of our “Virtual Slaughter in Southwold”, show people the nature around them, read uplifting and thoughtful poems and point people at what our ELibrary offers (free books, audiobooks, films, music, newspapers and magazines).  Every 2 weeks we run a virtual reading group using EBooks from our selection and every so often we do a video rounding up what we’ve read and people feedback their reads.

We have also encouraged people to decorate their windows with pictures of Easter eggs so people could have a hunt as they had a walk round. Here's one example:..

  And we’ve been ringing our customers to check in with them and see they have been keeping OK as well as ringing anyone else who would benefit from a call.

Below is a link to download the video of my very first Lockdown Baby Bounce and Tot Rock from my house via Facebook Live (on the library’s Facebook page).  We normally do Bounce in the library twice a week for half an hour but I’ve done it every day from home from 10.30-11am since the 22nd March. 

https://youtu.be/OKdGlpyWrfs

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LYNN NICHOLLS, SOUTHWOLD

I have been knitting to pass the time and have given my two local postmen a knitted teddy each in recognition of all their hard work keeping the mail going, in these difficult times.

 
 
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