2020 was a historic period of time; one which will be remembered and spoken about for many years to come. Our Living History Project was about capturing our lives in the valley and surrounding areas during Covid19.
Many people found they had much time on their hands and so were reflecting, contemplating and engaging in writing, art, photography, and other creative responses to their new circumstances. Others were working harder, in incredibly challenging circumstances, to keep people safe and put food on our tables.
We invited you to be part of a project to capture life in the valley and surrounding areas during the Covid19 pandemic.
Sometime, when we are able to safely meet and be with each other again, we will hold a celebration event where we bring all our different responses together, to celebrate the strength of our community, share, and to form a unique record of this unique period of our shared history.
How did people contribute?
Contributors just recorded thoughts, reflections, day-to-day life in their community in any way they liked: through painting, drawing, writing, photography or even video.
What did people write about?
Their own experiences of lockdown, how the community rallied to look after one another, stories of goodwill and generosity. How things changed for us and how are we all coped. How things were for young families, those living alone, the farming community, or local businesses dependent on tourism. How wildlife responded to the changes. Did people enjoy the peace and quiet or were they missing a busy social life and activities?
Who took part?
All sorts of people contributed, mainly through our Rusland Horizons Thriving Community Facebook group, or see some of the contributions made here.
See also the Well-being ideas posted on the website to help our community through lock-down and beyond.