'Closed Pub Thanks NHS and Key Workers' - spray painted slogans on the temporary security boards covering the windows of the Frog and Parrot pub during the Covid-19 lockdown

29 Mar 2020
Frog and Parrot Public House, 94 Division Street, Sheffield
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 Yorkshire region. It was taken at 12.07 on 29th March 2020. The photographer wrote the following text to explain how the image documents their experience of lockdown: "Pubs were ordered to shut, and they did. Shops and restaurants had already closed. I work in a key service sector and was moved to see that though businesses like this are being hard hit they’d put a message thanking the NHS staff."


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


© Tim Dennell

People & Organisations

Photographer: Dennell, Tim


Public House, Health And Welfare