Church bells tolled 252 times in memory of each person who died in the Warwick district from Covid-19 as everyone stopped to reflect on a tough year

Many held doorstep vigils last night (Tuesday) on the anniversary of the first UK lockdown

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 11:41 am

Church bells tolled and people held vigils on their doorsteps yesterday (Tuesday) across the Warwick district, as people remembered those who died during the Covid pandemic.

Tuesday March 23 marked the anniversary of the first UK lockdown, when our world changed.

Last night, many stood on their doorsteps with a light to remember those who we have lost.

Many people held doorstep vigils. Liz Salisbury sent in this photo of the family remembering her dad, who sadly died on December 23, 2020.

And earlier in the day, many stood still during a minute's silence across the country at midday.

Some churches conducted a Covid-compliant memorial events and the tenor bell at St Mary's in Warwick tolled 252 times, one for each person who died in the local area from Covid-19.

Marie Curie shop in Leamington lit up its window in remembrance of lives lost during the pandemic.

Chris Mew who rang the Ellacombe at St Mary's in Warwick.
Many people held doorstep vigils. Liz Salisbury sent in this photo of the family remembering her dad, who sadly died on December 23, 2020.
Many people held doorstep vigils. Liz Salisbury sent in this photo of the family remembering her dad, who sadly died on December 23, 2020.
Marie Curie shop in Leamington lit up its window in remembrance of lives lost during the pandemic. Photo by Frankie Thomas.
Marie Curie shop in Leamington lit up its window in remembrance of lives lost during the pandemic. Photo by Frankie Thomas.
A tribute to Les Fellows who lived in Archery Fields for many years and cared for the much-loved communal fish pond.