Telling The Covid 19 Stories Of The People Of Salisbury

A new booklet which brings together the experiences of Salisbury people during the Covid 19 pandemic in 2020 has been published this week. Stories collected from local people by Anne Trevett, Chair of Safer and Supportive Salisbury (SaSS) reflect individuals’ personal experiences during the months of lockdown this year. The booklet also includes artwork and wonderful wildlife photos taken during lockdown. We hope that this booklet will contribute to the record of this particular extraordinary year in the long history of Salisbury.

In her foreword, Booklet Editor and SaSS Chair Anne Trevett says:

Yes, we were all in it together when the first lockdown of the Covid19 pandemic took place in March 2020. But each of us experienced it in our own way. Each one of these stories from Salisbury people reflects a personal experience, some tragic, some everyday and some uplifting. Thank you to those who have contributed so freely – we know that there are as many more stories as there are people in Salisbury.”

The booklet contains 43 pages of personal stories and photographs from local residents right across the city. Emotional, heart-warming, tear-jerking and filled with pride in the generosity of individuals and the resilience of many, the stories paint a unique picture of our city during these trying times. The 29 stories in the book include a piece by Cllr John Walsh on being Mayor during lockdown, stories of grief and loss, stories from those who volunteered to provide help and others on the creative ways that people used to fill their time.

The booklet does not have a fixed price but donations are invited to be shared between Safer Salisbury and the Trussell Trust.  Copies of the booklet are available for a small donation from the Safer Salisbury booklet editor anneinbemerton@gmail.com and copies will be delivered or mailed out as soon as possible.

More details are on the Wiltshire Together website.

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