We have now called in the completed diaries as we have passed the milestone of 100 days of lockdown. If you still have a diary that you want to donate to the archive please email it to us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arnside Archive Group invites people living in Arnside to write a diary for us about your experience of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a major crisis that will go down in history. At this time of national anxiety and challenge, Arnsiders are demonstrating amazing resilience, care and support for one another. Volunteers, businesses and residents are co-operating to keep people safe and fed. This should be recorded. Your experience can be part of the record of this time and will be held in the Archive for future generations to read.
We would like to record as wide a range of experiences as possible, so for example we would like to include people of all ages and situations:
When you have finished your diary, please email it to us or post it to Arnside Archive Corona Diaries Project, The Slipway, Redhills Rd, Arnside LA5 0BW. We will ask you at that point to sign a consent form so that the diary can be stored in the archive, anonymously if you wish.
Please pass on this invitation to people who might be interested and enjoy writing diaries by hand but do not use email.
If you are living with other people, especially with children, you could write a family diary. Photos, pictures, jokes and practical tips are welcome as part of the diary. You can type or handwrite or even audio record your diary. You can write a lot or a little.
For anyone interested in recording their experience of the recent lockdown the national Mass Observation archive is inviting you to write a one day dairy on Tuesday May 12th. Details are here....