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Brighton and Hove in Lockdown

We wanted to capture the unusual sights of the last few months so we asked Regency Society members and James Gray Collection Project volunteers to take photos of our city during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

They responded remarkably enthusiastically. Over 180 images came in on several themes, all taken in May and June 2020.

This was a fascinating period of empty streets and unusual sights, which evidently sometimes caught the eye and prompted creative thoughts in our intrepid photographers. We all hope that this crisis will soon fade into a distant memory. Nonetheless, we may like to look back and remember what it was like.

I think the results are wonderful. They display very many ways of thinking about this period. Some of these photos contain sights we will probably never see again. They also show that the RS family (members and volunteers) think a lot about what they see in our city and are very good at documenting it, both in the images and the captions.

Many thanks to the photographers (their names are after the captions) and the team who put it all together (Lyn Turpin, Alison Minns, May Nixon).

We've sorted the images into the categories below: to see the photographs click on the relevant image. When you reach each gallery, click on any image to see a larger version.

Mary McKean July 2020