Making history

We are living in extraordinary times and Bath Record Office is calling on residents of Bath & North East Somerset to help record their experiences so that they can be preserved for future generations to see.

People can record how all areas of their lives are being affected by the current situation: family, travel, work, school, exams, shopping, leisure, etc. Everyone can take part, from the youngest to the oldest.

A variety of different materials can be submitted: handwritten or electronic diaries, sketches, photographs, videos, and even songs.

Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “This is a unique period in our history, and Bath Record Office has a crucial role to play in ensuring the events are documented and preserved for future generations. I hope that residents of all ages will contribute by recording their own experiences, which will be of great interest to historians, researchers, school children, students and many others in the future.”

It will soon be possible to upload digital content to the website, www.batharchives.co.uk. And once life returns to normal, people will be able to send their diaries into Bath Record Office, so that they can be preserved for future generations.

To take part, you must be a resident of, working in or studying in Bath & North East Somerset. For full guidelines please visit www.batharchives.co.uk/corona-captured.