With the Covid-19 lockdown slowly being lifted, videos of people’s real-life experiences of the crisis are being sought for a new project which will compile authentic memories of the pandemic for future generations.
The MyCovid19Story archive is being produced to bring together a cross section of everyday experiences of the lockdown, which has brought the world to a standstill, so they can be accessed by historians looking back on life in the UK in 2020.
Organised by not for profit community interest company Heritage For All, a partner of Osborn, people are being encouraged to upload short videos of life during the pandemic to create authentic records of how people have been affected by the biggest national crisis since World War II.
Director Frank Crosby is hoping the memories compiled will provide everyday, local stories to run alongside the national or global version of the crisis.
“The archive is being created to ensure people’s voices from the lockdown are preserved for future generations,” he said.