'Lockdown Wedding' - a couple, dressed for a wedding, with two children at their home in Bishop's Stortford during the Covid-19 lockdown

11 Apr 2020
Bishop's Stortford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Photograph (Digital)
Not what you're looking for? Try a new search


The Picturing Lockdown Collection was created during April and May 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. During seven days the public were asked to submit photographs that they felt best represented their experiences of lockdown in England, and from these submissions one hundred representing all the different geographic regions were chosen to be archived with Historic England. Alongside these images, ten artists were commissioned to produce their own images over the course of five days, representing their lockdown experience. These were supplemented with images by Historic England’s own photographers. Together, the Picturing Lockdown collection forms a permanent visual record of this unusual time in history.

This photograph is one of the one hundred images taken by the public, and was chosen to represent the South East region. It was taken at 11.11 on 11th April 2020. The photographer wrote the following text to explain how the image documents their experience of lockdown: "This picture was taken on the day we were meant to be getting married in front of friends and family in Crete. We decided to dress up and enjoy our day anyway, kids included. We'll plan to support local businesses instead and host our wedding after lock down in the UK to bring some much needed funds back to hard hit local companies."


This is part of the Sub Series: HEC01/036/01 Picturing Lockdown Collection - Public Submissions; within the Series: HEC01/036 Picturing Lockdown Collection; within the Collection: HEC01 Historic England


© Donna Duke-Llande

People & Organisations

Photographer: Duke-Llande, Donna


Health And Welfare, People