‘It was a most surprising thing to see those streets,
which were usually so thronged, now grown desolate,
and so few people to be seen in them . . .’

Defoe: The Journal of the Plague Year, 1665
The record of twelve weeks of self isolation, social distancing, lockdown.

The Coronavirus Pandemic.

Told by different voices in different places.

21 March - 12 June 2020

Each new day’s posts will go online at 6 pm each day.


Welcome to what I hope will become a fascinating record of the next twelve weeks.


Margaret (Norfolk)


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