YOUR photos are pouring in to our lockdown history project.

Scenes submitted – some of them poignant – capture how the coronavirus restrictions have affected everyday life in Herefordshire.

And that's exactly what we are looking for!

The lockdown is both frustrating, and a little frightening.

Sadly, it is also a period that some people will long associate with loss and grief.

But it is also a profound historical event, the true significance of which we may not fully realise for many years.

And it has seen communities come to gather in remarkable ways, with individuals demonstrating great kindness for their more vulnerable neighbours.

It has truly touched every aspect of our lives, great and small.

That is why the Hereford Times, which has been chronicling the life in Herefordshire since its launch in 1832, wants to ensure that details of this crucial period in our history are properly recorded.

We have teamed up with Herefordshire Council’s Herefordshire History team project for this important initiative.

We are seeking photographs showing how the lockdown has life in the county.

Pictures can represent how family life has changed, empty streets normally filled with shoppers, volunteers working in the local community, people creating protective equipment for frontline health workers and the local businesses that have diversified to meet the demands of the current situation.

A panel will sift through all the photos you submit and compile a collection of those they think best capture the spirit and consequences of the lockdown. They will then form the county’s official Herefordshire Life Under Lockdown photographic archive, which will be kept for posterity.

Along the way we will be publishing some of the pictures we receive, and encouraging people to take part using the #LifeUnderLockdownHT hashtag.

To submit photos all you have to do is visit

Councillor Gemma Davies, Herefordshire Council cabinet member for commissioning, procurement and assets, said: “The lockdown has had a deep impact on all of our lives in one way or another and will be remembered throughout history.

"This project offers the opportunity to provide photographs of Herefordshire that will be used to represent this moment in time and may be viewed by future generations who will look back on how the county contributed towards beating the virus.”