'Banging Pots for the NHS' - a young girl standing on the doorstep banging a saucepan lid with a wooden spoon, as part of the Thursday evening clap for the NHS during the Covid-19 lockdown

16 Apr 2020
Deal, Dover, Kent
Photograph (Digital)
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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 20.15 on 16th April 2020. The photographer wrote the following text to explain how the image documents their experience of lockdown: "Clapping for the NHS and other key workers has become a ritual on a Thursday night at 8pm. It is also a chance to wave at neighbours and has a true community feel to it."


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


© Danny Burrows

People & Organisations

Photographer: Burrows, Danny


Childhood, Health And Welfare, Street Scene