Amersham in Lockdown
Explore the way that Lockdown in 2020-2021 changed life in Amersham
The first lockdown in the UK due to the COVID-19 pandemic started on March 23rd 2020. Restrictions lasted into July. The second UK lockdown was announced on October 31st and came into force on Thursday November 5th and ended on December 2nd. On January 4th 2021, a third national lockdown was confirmed.
Boris Johnson, Conservative Prime Minister, announced the first national lockdown on 23rd March – ordering the British public to stay at home except for certain ‘very limited purposes’ including shopping for essential items (such as food and medicine) and one form of outdoor exercise each day. All gatherings of more than two people were banned and all non-essential retail and hospitality was closed
The Chiltern U3A Camera Group launched a project to document life in Amersham during the lockdown and here we display a selection of their images taken during this time.
“Enjoyed our visit to this wonderful interactive museum where you are positively encouraged to touch things!”
“Visited Amersham museum yesterday – lovely place, provides many details on the history of the place. Plenty of cute cafes, pubs and shops around also… not difficult to find free parking nearby. ”
“A well-run, informative and interesting small museum on the main street. It’s mostly volunteer-run and they do a great job in keeping it and making you feel welcome…Check out the herb garden too.”
“Enjoyable film and television location guided walk around Amersham hosted by Amersham Museum – here are the Sun Houses on Highover Park and further up the hill is High & Over.”
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