Judge for yourselves.

Bath’s Mayor – Councillor Manda Rigby- says she’s thrilled to have received 110 entries for her photographic competition, ‘Memories of Bath, Lonely in Lockdown’.  Her theme for the year ‘Combatting Loneliness, Bath the Friendly City’, has proved to be thought-provoking.  

The Mayor said, “The diverse range of people’s take on this subject, and their memories over the last few months was exciting and very interesting.  I was so pleased to receive entries from both the young and older generations.  It was wonderful seeing them all.” 

Paul Gillis, professional Freelance Photographer for The Bath Chronicle, is currently assisting the Mayor with choosing a winner from each of the three categories – 11 and under, age 12-18, and 19 and above.  


The Mayor added, “The response to the 19+ category was absolutely overwhelming, and so, I have decided to add another dimension to this project.  I want to invite you, the public, to vote for your favourite in this category.  Paul and I will make our decision, and then there will be another winner from the public vote.  The photos can be viewed at Photographic Competition 19 & Above  then email your chosen entry by photo title/name to mayorofbath@bathnes.gov.uk midnight on Friday 28 August.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, thank you all for taking part, and thank you to all who helped publicise it.”

The competition itself closed on 31 July, and was aimed at all who reside, work, or study in the City of Bath, and hopes to complement the work of the Bath Record Office’s Corona Captured project, in creating a lasting memory of this time.

NB. Photo: Melanie Bullard.