'Camping in the Living Room' - three children in sleeping bags, in a tent set up in a living room during the Covid-19 lockdown

3 May 2020
Waldringfield, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk
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 East of England region. It was taken at 22.00 on 3rd May 2020. The photographer wrote the following text to explain how the image documents their experience of lockdown: "As we weren't able to go away camping due to lockdown we decided it would be just as much fun to put the tent up in the living room. We were taking part in the Northumberland Scouts #CampAtHome virtual camp."


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


© Anna Leggett

People & Organisations

Photographer: Leggett, Anna


House, Childhood, Health And Welfare