30th May, 2020

Droitwich's Covid-19 memories sought for Wychavon's history project

PEOPLE’S memories of the Coronavirus pandemic are being sought by Wychavon District Council which has launched a Covid-19 Memory Bank.

The authority wants to collect information about what has happened locally in Droitwich, Evesham and Pershore during this landmark moment in human history.

Among items bosses are hoping to collect are messages of goodwill from friends and neighbours, rainbow pictures, messages of thanks for key workers, video blogs, photographs, videos, poems or artwork.

Those who have lost loved ones can also submit memories of them and photographs.

Visit wychavon.gov.uk/memorybank to upload information and documents.

People will need to confirm they have the appropriate permissions before uploading material.

Information submitted will be used as part of a future art project or public exhibition.

Coun Bradley Thomas, leader of Wychavon District Council, said: “Although this pandemic still has some way to run, we wanted to start to capture this information now, so we don’t lose any information about this history altering moment.

“We have seen our communities support each other through this challenging time in a way not seen for generations.

“We have witnessed the incredible dedication and courage of our NHS staff and other key workers.

“We have mourned every life lost as a result of this terrible virus.

“It’s important we don’t forget any of this.

“I hope in time we will be able to look back and reflect on how we all came together to beat this virus and strengthened our communities.”

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