A chance to contribute to a history of COVID-19 in Frodsham

PEOPLE in the Frodsham area have a chance to contribute to a history of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cheshire Archives and West Cheshire Museums are asking for photographs and suggestions for objects that tell the story of the pandemic and how it has affected the local community.
Cllr Louise Gittins, leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “We want to capture this moment in time for future generations. Have you taken a photograph that sums up an aspect of life in lockdown for you?
“Do you have a suggestion for what COVID-19 related objects should be collected? If so, please let the Archives and Museum service know.”
There are two new projects – “Life in Lockdown” and “Collecting COVID” that will create lasting collections to reflect what life was like during this unique and challenging time for people across West Cheshire. The pandemic has had a major impact on everyday lives, and the council belkieves it is important that evidence of this is recorded and preserved for future generations.
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are looking for donations of photographs that show the different experiences of people in local communities. It could be images of closed playgrounds and schools, working from home, clapping for key workers or anything else related to life in lockdown. One hundred of these photos will be added to the Cheshire Image Bank.
West Cheshire Museums are asking for suggestions about what kind of objects they should collect. It might be face masks, hair clippers, a PE with Joe t-shirt, rainbow window pictures, or something very personal to you, but they all need to have a story behind them that can be shared. Thirty objects will be selected to go into this COVID collection. Nominations will close at the end of July.
A collection of videos is also being captured by the North West Film Archive. Visit their website: https://www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk/
Visit either: www.cheshirearchives.org.uk/home.aspx or http://westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/ for details how to make an suggestion or photo donation.

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