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‘It was a most surprising thing to see those streets,
which were usually so thronged, now grown desolate,
and so few people to be seen in them . . .’

Defoe: The Journal of the Plague Year, 1665
The record of twelve weeks of self isolation, social distancing, lockdown.

The Coronavirus Pandemic.

This site contains the daily contributions for the period:

12th June back to 2nd May 2020

Contributions from
1st May back to the beginning of the Journal
can be found at:

The new Weekly Plague20 Journal can be found at


Margaret (Norfolk)

Banner image created by Sheila using works by Mark Hearld and an apple woodcut from Coolclips

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