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18th May, 2022

South Birmingham residents urged to contribute to city's online book of Covid-19 Memories

SOUTH Birmingham residents are being urged to be among those sharing their memorable moments of the Covid-19 lockdown as part of a special project.

Birmingham City Council has launched an online book of memories to acknowledge the city’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Birmingham’s Memories of COVID-19 is a digital platform created to capture the thoughts and experiences of citizens and communities during the unprecedented lockdown through to the easing of restrictions and beyond.

With emotive entries from the families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19, showcasing the devastating impacts of this illness to tales of home schooling and volunteering, the project aims to provide people with a chance to capture the moments and memories that mattered.

Lord Mayor of Birmingham Coun Mohammed Azim said: “As we adapt to a ‘new normal’, it has been a great comfort to see how communities, key workers and volunteers have helped and supported citizens during these unprecedented and unsettling times.

“The Birmingham Book of Memories provides a platform for people across our city to record experiences; pay tribute to loved ones who passed away during lockdown; and to recognise those who have helped along the way, from friends and family to frontline workers and volunteers who have gone above and beyond to help keep life going during this pandemic.

“It is important that our memories are recorded to capture and celebrate how Birmingham responded to the coronavirus crisis.”

The online space, located here on the council’s website – contains a multitude of heart-warming anecdotes, tributes and memories from people across the Second City.



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