Day Seventeen

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

Last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the seventeenth day of lockdown. Logged in visitors can post their comments below.

While responses to the Coronavirus Lockdown develop over the next few weeks, we want to record thoughts and actions in Bishopsteignton one day at a time. Please leave two or three sentences and any images you may have in the comments section below. Tomorrow we shall lock these comments and publish Day Eighteen.

News since last nights announcement

Coronavirus: Top stories this morning – BBC Breakfast | BBC

Coronavirus: Vulnerable children ‘not turning up at school’ – BBC Newsnight

Coronavirus: How Russia’s ballet wasn’t shut down despite lockdown – BBC News

Coronavirus: EU could fail over outbreak, warns Italy’s Giuseppe Conte – BBC News

Emily Maitlis Newsnight UK puts the perception record straight

Posts on social media by local businesses and organisations made on this day

From Bishopsteignton Banter

www.facebook.com/BishopsteigntonBanter/photos/a.579476398844941/2758074127651813/?type=3&theater

From Bishopsteignton Village Website

www.facebook.com/BishopWeb/photos/a.759119840918674/1589735081190475/

From The Cockhaven Arms

www.facebook.com/cockhaven/photos/a.875399449166004/3004956956210232/?type=3&theater

From Teignmouth Oracle

www.facebook.com/TeignmouthOracle/posts/2842138499167275

www.facebook.com/TeignmouthOracle/posts/2842144935833298

www.facebook.com/TeignmouthOracle/posts/2843450479036077

www.facebook.com/TeignmouthOracle/posts/2843526285695163

Bishopsteignton’s amazing “over the Rainbow” shout out to NHS/carers/key workers made this evening at 8.03 after the clapping

4 Replies to “Day Seventeen”

  1. Fantastic listening to the clap out to the NHS and Carers followed by “Over the Rainbow” performed and sung by various musicians and others all over the village. Heard and viewed from the grandstand of my attic window. The inevitable a la ronde effect of having such distances involved was surprisingly effective. Videos all over Facebook. Will post those publicly available above.

    Also got up early, had breakfast #1, did a lot of exercise, had breakfast #2, fell asleep an sofa, did some work and had a 1 3/4 hour Skype call with colleagues at Unique Devon Tours.

  2. A very busy day trying to keep up with the demand for takeaway food and all the other offerings in our little shop. Lots of deliveries to receive – no signing phones or tablets with my finger any more, counting stock and ordering more for the Bank Holiday weekend, although we are keeping to our current hours when we would normally close for Good Friday. When the others were cranking up the Wurlitzer and positioning speakers and microphones around in the street for the 8pm Over the Rainbow singalong, I was in the kitchen cooking takeaway food but I just managed to catch a bit of the end and listened to our family and neighbours joining in singing, clapping, whooping and banging on pans. What a wonderful community we live in!

  3. Finally managed to track down a good reconditioned laptop and ordered it today – next challenge will be to load the right software when it arrives. Can’t wait to use it for video meetings as I’m trying to do them on my phone at the moment and I haven’t managed to get it to stay propped up on my desk… it keeps falling over and everyone else on the call must think I have been drinking as I slide slowly down the screen.
    A picture of the cherry trees in blossom in our gardens was shown by the weatherman on BBC Spotlight. These trees were planted by the first people to own our house 24 years ago and they do look stunning!

  4. The clapping , the ringing of bells ,the banging of pots and pans and then the singing of ‘Over the Rainbow’ by many in the village was incredibly moving. Particularly loved the videos on facebook afterwards and the Tesco delivery van whose driver got his own personal applause! What a great initiative and community we have! Lifted spirits enormously.

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