'Filtering' - Detail showing part of a settling tank for Lintzford Mill at Chopwell Woods

30 Apr 2020
Lintzford Mill, Settling Tank, Chopwell Woods, Gateshead
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 17.30 on 30th April 2020, is the second of six images depicting the lockdown as experienced by the artist Aidan Moesby, and represents the North East region. The artist has written the following text to explain how this image documents their experience of lockdown: "Chopwell Woods have become increasingly busy. I have changed my routine to avoid people. The tanks purified the water for Lintzford Mill. Increasingly reliant on digital, this signifies my love of older technologies; paper, writing letters; letterpress. We need to filter different things now – internet viruses, the corona virus."


This is part of the Volume: HEC01/036/02/02 Picturing Lockdown Collection: Artists' Submissions - Aidan Moesby; 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


© Coralie Datta

People & Organisations

Photographer: Moesby, Aidan


Settling Tank, Health And Welfare