NORTH Ayrshire Heritage Centre want locals to play their part in documenting life in lockdown.

The centre want to record and preserve local memories about this significant period of our lives so future generations can read and visualise accurate and personal accounts to better understand the global health crisis.

The initiative will cover many aspects of lockdown including how people worked, home schooling, exercise, shopping and how residents kept in touch with their family and friends.

The group want to obtain physical artefacts that demonstrates life during the pandemic including letters from the Government, face masks, children’s artwork, personal cards, letters and poems. Personal stories either written, recorded or on video are also welcomed by the centre, as well as photos of what North Ayrshire’s towns looked like during lockdown.

Councillor Louise McPhater said: “It is important to have first-hand accounts of history. Personal stories have a bigger impact than looking back on facts and figures.”

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