We attempted to reap and savour some of the experiences of Lockdown in a display "Lockdown Unlocked" at the Greenfields Methodist Church Harvest Weekend. A number of local residents were pleased for the opportunity to contribute. Although a time of devastating loss and isolation for so many people, the displays aimed to release some of the things that had helped them through Lockdown.
Complementing the Harvest Display of flowers and produce the displays from Lockdown included a centrepiece from Withywood, a local Residence for Independent Living, of a Flowerpot Man and an Embroidered Garden as well as a Collage of Lockdown Activities. Greenfields benefits from extensive Allotments where many residents found solace and purpose reflected in another exhibit.
Other exhibits on show reflected intimate companionship of pets, including the trauma of suffering and loss. During Lockdown for many time that took on a new dimension (often hard but for some rewarding too). And when a less polluted environment with clear skies pointed at hope for our planet in these threatened times. Time to reflect on the legacy of family was shown in family records consolidated from Ancestry.com. Local sketchers from the Shrewsbury Urban Sketchers shared their record of daily walks. Opportunities for encouragement to practice painting through lockdown online courses continued to be on offer from Rob a local Gateway tutor. Touchingly on show were paintings from someone who took up painting during Lockdown sharing the experience his partner. Becoming closer they married recently. Their work and the beautifully hand painted wedding dress were another highlight of the exhibitio