'Thursday at Eight' - Interior view showing a man looking out of an upper storey window during the Thursday night 'Clap for Our Carers' during the lockdown

30 Apr 2020
Westcliff Park Drive, Southend-on-Sea
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, taken at 20.00 on 30th April 2020, is the third of five images depicting the lockdown as experienced by the artist Scottee, and represents the south-west region. The artist has written the following text to explain how this image documents their experience of lockdown: "During lockdown in 2020 at 8pm on a Thursday evening people came outside their houses and windows and clapped, made noise and let fireworks off to thank the key workers and carers putting themselves at risk for our benefit. This is a picture of my husband James."


This is part of the Volume: HEC01/036/02/01 Picturing Lockdown Collection: Artists' Submissions - Scottee; within the Sub Series: HEC01/036/02 Picturing Lockdown Collection - Artists' Submissions; within the Series: HEC01/036 Picturing Lockdown Collection; within the Collection: HEC01 Historic England


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