Life Under Lockdown in Houghton Regis

Houghton Regis Heritage Society
has launched a new project to capture people's experiences of what the COVID-19 pandemic has meant for people in Houghton Regis.

Many of us have been affected by the pandemic in some shape or form and future generations will no doubt wish to learn all about this challenging time. They will be keen to see what living through a pandemic looked and felt like for those men, women and children whose lives were changed dramatically, almost overnight, demanding bravery, resilience and creativity to get through.

The Houghton Regis Heritage Society is starting a project - Houghton Regis Life under Lockdown 2020 – whereby photographs and other information will be saved in their Archive.

Perhaps you have photographs of your life under lockdown? Have you been sharing photos of the Clap for Carers, your latest dance moves, making NHS supplies, working from home or doing more family activities at home? 

Maybe you have used video conferencing apps like Zoom or Microsoft Teams for the first time to keep contact with family or work? Let the Heritage Society know how you got on with this and if it will change how you communicate with friends and family in the future. 

Perhaps you have found some things hard to adjust to, such as having to work longer hours, difficulty shopping, finding different ways to connect with family and friends? Please let the society know.

Please send them your photographs so they can document this momentous time in our history. There is no one better to tell the stories than those who live in Houghton Regis and are living through all the consequences, good and bad, that it brings.

The collection of photographs will be kept for posterity on hrhsarchive.org.uk, and in the years to come we can all look back on these to see how life changed – maybe forever.

The Society are looking forward to seeing your pictures of your daily life under lockdown, and how it became normal for pubs, shops and restaurants to be closed, and to have social distancing stickers on supermarket floors and cleaning stations in shops.

How To Contribute

To submit your photos to the Archive together with the date of the picture and any other information you would like to add please either:
2. On Twitter tag with #hrhslockdown
3. On HRHS Facebook Page - Add a picture to Houghton Regis Heritage Society Facebook page – 

4. By Post
Roger Turner
HRHS
The Elms
Park Road North
Houghton Regis
LU5 5LD

Please Note

For safeguarding reasons please do not submit photographs of children, other than your own. 
By submitting the photographs you are giving permission to the Houghton Regis Heritage Society to add them to the Archive and publish them on their website. Individuals are permitted to use, download, transmit, or print images for private, research, or educational purposes, but not for any commercial purpose without further permission from the Houghton Regis Heritage Society and/or the original copyright holder/s (see full Terms and Conditions).

Houghton Regis Heritage Society is looking forward to seeing your pictures of your daily life under lockdown, and how it became normal for pubs, shops and restaurants to be closed, and to have social distancing stickers on supermarket floors and cleaning stations in shops. Thank you for joining with them to put together this important record of Lockdown 2020.

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