Life in Lockdown book launched by the Southwell local History Society and authored by Michael Wilkinson gives a candid account of restrictions imposed during the pandemic
The latest offering from a local history society has seen a resident have his book published about his experience during the pandemic.
Life in Lockdown was written by Southwell resident Michael Wilkinson and has been published by the Southwell Local History Society.
The book is a personal account of family, national, and international events between March 2020 and July 2021 when restrictions were imposed on citizens due to COVID-19.
The author explains the changed pattern of daily life in Southwell during the lockdown together with the social and political reactions to the restrictions.
Wilkinson spent lockdown living alone in Southwell and the book documents this period.
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the author and his family is recorded day by day.
Drawing on information from news channels and statistical databases,
the book is described as a vivid and detailed account of the pandemic.
It details the number of positive cases, hospital admissions, deaths,
and vaccinations and how this changed in response to the spread of infection.
It also looks at topics such as how human behaviour was altered, viral mutation, and vaccine development.
The book is available at the Southwell Cathedral shop or direct from
the Society at: www.southwellhistorysociety.co.uk .
Mike Kirton, the Society’s chairman, said: “The book is a unique account of the pandemic and is a permanent record for future generations. "Michael Wilkinson’s easy style makes Life in Lockdown an interesting read.
"Even after a short period since the end of lockdown, the diary reminds us of how normal life was suddenly changed and how we coped with a difficult period in our lives”.