Covid-19: Recording lockdown life in Suffolk

Our role at Suffolk Archives is to preserve and protect Suffolk’s nationally and internationally significant archives, which represent 900 years’ worth of Suffolk’s history. However, we also have a crucial part to play in preserving the history of today; helping future generations to better understand the lives we lead and the environment that we live in. As a result, it is really important that we can collect records that reflect how life in Suffolk is now, to document the changes and difficulties experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please help us to create a record of this time to be looked back on in the future, by completing the following questions. All the questions are optional and you can write as much or as little as you like. There is also the option to upload files such as photographs, posters or diary entries, that capture life during lockdown.
Your responses will become a valuable part of the Suffolk Archives collection to be preserved for future generations.

Who are we?
Suffolk Archives collects, preserves, and shares 900 years’ worth of Suffolk’s history, captured through thousands of documents. We help people to discover the past through our collections, which are held in our branches in Bury St. Edmunds, Lowestoft and Ipswich. Our team of staff and volunteers work to look after Suffolk’s nationally and internationally significant archives.
You can find out more on our website,, and through our social media pages on Twitter: @SuffolkArchives, and Facebook: @suffolkarchives