A SPECIAL exhibition which reflects on experiences in Covid-19 lockdown has gone on display.

Stitching the Community Together was put on show in the Brightlingsea Museum.

The artwork is a crafted quilt which was stitched after residents each made a patch recording and reflecting on their experiences, activities and feelings in unprecedented times.

Squares measuring 30cm soon became the focus of attention for residents of all ages, genders and abilities, and Dr Mike Hare had the pleasure of opening the exhibition showing off the finished product.

Group projects were also submitted including Brightlingsea Primary School, its nursery and the team at the town’s lido.

Upon seeing the work, Dr Hare said: “It is full of love and each square is so different, but now connected together representing the links we have in the community.”

The seventy-seven squares, coordinated by Florence Peacock, with help from Hannah Redfearn and Anna de Wolf Evans, were then sewn together by Vikki Walsh.

The colourful quilt now adorns a wall in the museum - seventy-seven stories and ideas about life in a pandemic lockdown.

The Museum, in Station Road, Brightlingsea, will have this example of community creativity and social history on display every weekend until Christmas.

You can see it between 10am and 4pm on Saturdays; 2pm and 5pm on Sundays.