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Be part of our region’s memory – Tyne & Wear Archives need your help

Just like other archives and museums across the world, Tyne & Wear Archives are keen to document the experiences of ordinary people in Tyneside and Wearside during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 If you live or work in Tyne and Wear, we would love to hear from you. That’s the local authority areas of Gateshead, Newcastle, North and South Tyneside, and Sunderland.

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do – we’d like to hear from people of any age, working, unemployed, retired or key workers and from all communities in our area. If you’ve got something to contribute, we’re interested.

In years to come our records will be crucial to the future understanding and impact of the current health crisis people are going though. We need your help to document the experience of ordinary people during the Covod-19 pandemic.

We are asking anyone who would like to participate to respond to a short series of questions about how Covid-19 has affected your life. Your answers will go into our archives as a record of this time.

We’ll be asking new questions each week. We'll invite you to answer them if you want to. 

We are starting with 3 questions. 

You don’t have to write a lot – just a few sentence or a paragraph if you want. If you have more to say you can write more. It doesn’t need to be formal, or perfectly spelled and punctuated – just be yourself.

You don’t have to answer all the questions if you don’t want to (though once you have replied to one, we will automatically send you subsequent questions, unless you ask us to stop).

We have provided some examples of the kind of things we think you might cover, but these aren’t exhaustive: feel free to respond according to your own experiences. 

Thank you for sharing your experiences of this time with us. If you'd like to get in contact with us about this, please email us at
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