Day Seven

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

Last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the seventh day of lockdown.

News since last nights announcement

Coronavirus: 159 more deaths in England – BBC News

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 in the comments section below. Tomorrow we shall lock these comments and publish Day Eight.

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

From Bishopsteignton Parish Council

From Old Walls Vineyard


4 Replies to “Day Seven”

  1. Mondays are our new full “day off” here at the pub as we stay closed but all that really means is that we are doing something different to baking, cooking takeway meals or serving in the shop. Today we made a start on renovating the bar. My job was to pack all the glassware in boxes to keep it safe from the boys doing the more technical jobs and that took a good few hours. Mabel was busy scraping down paintwork and found some beautiful, vintage wallpaper that may become a feature and she has also been producing some plan drawings to guide the handymen. Imogen stepped up and cooked for us all, a hearty store-cupboard dish of pasta and veg went down well with the all workers. It’s a bit odd that there never seems to be enough bread for the family at the moment, a case of the shoemaker’s children perhaps!

  2. Is it just me forgetting which day of the week it is? I am trying to write my own personal log of events and thoughts during this extraordinary period for my descendants to read and I am recording the wrong day or date or even missing out a whole day! I must get a grip. I watch some tv programs showing crowds in the streets or people hugging each other and even now I notice that I feel a bit sad and hope those times will come back soon for us. As they will, I am sure.

  3. Well I am spending time getting to grips with the Zoom app which is making life easier for all of us that want to talk to our friends and colleagues over the internet. I have had several friends group meetings and BH had its first staff group meeting today, very successfully. So its full steam ahead now for filling our pages with content and stories, if anyone out there would like to contribute. We are working flat out to keep you interested and entertained. Today a new article is on the site, ‘Dig For Victory’,
    all about the effort in WWII to feed the nation, and that has already sparked a reaction from our audience, who have started sending in photos of their own garden work during the lockdown. Great and thank you, its just what we want. Keep Calm and Keep Digging!

  4. Yet more volunteers coming forward to help the BERT team and their neighbours. Bishopsteignton is a wonderful community and to date we have a fantastic team of over 150 volunteers helping over 75 households registered as needing particular help – divided into 6 zones with a co-ordinator for each. This is in addition to the emergence of numerous micro-communities who are all rallying together to look after one another.
    …..Today’s flower picture for Meg was taken sitting on a lovers seat alone (in self isolation)!

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