Documenting Life in Lockdown in East Grinstead

We are working with East Grinstead Museum to document life in lockdown, around the town and surrounding area. We are also collecting stories of local individuals, and groups who have made a difference throughout the many lockdowns.
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We are working in collaboration with East Grinstead Museum to document life in lockdown, around the town and surrounding area. East Grinstead Museum are collecting photographs and short films of daily life, both at home and in the town, creative works inspired by the lockdown, or even a short diary entry about this unique moment.

We want to hear from individuals and local businesses who have made a difference throughout the many lockdowns, whether that was helping a loved one or a neighbour do their shopping, volunteering with a local group or simply picking up the phone for a chat with someone.

We are keen to capture diverse experiences - sad or joyful - and to reflect East Grinstead's diversity. Contributions are welcomed from people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Healthwatch West Sussex is keen to understand how lockdown has affected people’s health and wellbeing.

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Using these collected items, the museum plans to create an exhibition documenting how COVID-19 impacted life in East Grinstead and the surrounding villages.

We will also use the information in our joint reports which will be widely distributed to our members and partners.  We will anonymise all data, but if you provide video clips it will be with the understand that these could be added to the exhibition or the reporting. This information will be stored on Healthwatch West Sussex, and East Grinstead Museum IT systems and will be password protected.

Please take some time to complete this survey and share your experience and thoughts. It should only take you about 10 minutes.

If you would prefer to have a phone interview, please contact Cheryl Berry on 07966 529756 or email:

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