Social history

'This is our village'

Great Houghton from the air
Richer View Media Productions

A creative family has produced a touching video vignette of lockdown life in a Northamptonshire village.

Frankie and Rich Baldwins, who live in Great Houghton near Northampton, run a media production business and shot footage of their neighbours during their daily walk.

Their six-year-old daughter, Amelie, provided the voiceover.

On Facebook, the family said they hope it will become a "wonderful memory of strange times."

University appeals for help in 'collecting COVID-19 history'

Katy Lewis

BBC News Online

The Cambridge University Library is asking people to help capture how the public is responding to the coronavirus pandemic as it builds a history of the outbreak

Historians want to ensure records about the outbreak are captured for future generations of researchers.

It says it is looking for records of all kinds and particularly wants to reflect the response of its community of staff and students to the present situation, as people adjust to new patterns of work and socialising.

Caylin Smith, digital preservation manager, said: "We’re looking to collect all kinds of digital and physical materials relating to the pandemic

"These include, but are not limited to, videos, photographs and images (including posters and leaflets), audio recordings, creative projects, as well as journals and diaries."

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