Bishop Monkton exhibition tells village pandemic story
Last updated Aug 23, 2021
Bishop Monkton covid exhibition
Mask-wearing and at home barber shops became the norm during the pandemic.

Villagers in Bishop Monkton have shared their pandemic stories in a new exhibition opening this weekend.

The exhibition, organised by the village’s Local History Group, includes more than 400 pictures, videos and written reflections on life over the past 18 months.

The collection includes words and pictures about the village community support network that was set up, people’s own experiences after catching covid and the difficulties faced by those having to shield.

The pictures also include the brighter moments such as when the community came together for VE Day or covid-safe carol singing.

Curator of the exhibition, Colin Philpott said:

“Right back when the pandemic began, we realised we were part of probably the most dramatic and frightening news event that most of us had ever experienced. We wanted to keep a record of how it affected our village.”

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The free exhibition, which will be held in Bishop Monkton Village Hall, will be open 10am-12.30pm and between 2-4.30pm on August 27 and 28. It will also open from 10am-12.30pm and from 1-3pm on August 29.

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