Tewkesbury under Covid-19


Sadly I can’t say that I don’t have time to post anything at present. The current situation is not good to say the least and there are millions of people worse effected than me, who my heart goes out to constantly.

I thought I would show my town as it is without anybody out on the streets to see it due to the lockdown. This is the first time that I have been out of the house in 3 days, as was in desperate need for some fresh air.  I must say even the photos look a bit sad and characterless, you need people to make the buildings smile and shine.

The featured photo (above) is the walk along ‘Back of Avon’, normally busy with people walking their dogs or just enjoying the fresh air and views.

Looking down Church Street toward the Bell Inn, you can how quiet it is. This is 11 o’clock in the morning on the 1st April, and this little market town would normally have loads of tourists walking around. No its NOT an April fools trick. This is just the effect of the lock down. Needed to stem the spread of this virus agreed, but sad for the town.

From the same spot looking back towards ‘The Cross’, same silence. Like a ghost town.

We also need to think about the effect of this on our charities. The British Legion here looks desolate like all the charity shops. A beautiful building but of no use at present.

Looking up the High Street from ‘The Cross’. You can see some workmen doing some maintenance today, but besides this very little signs of life besides that.

I will be glad to see this nasty bug dead and gone, so we can get back to normal for this normally bustling market town. We will all need to support our local business as much as possible after this to try and save them from disappearing all together.

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