Bowing to the Buddha
Flying at Ground Level

In Locked Down Milton Keynes

Social Distancing Project 67A woman takes a child to school, past posters in a Church Street window.

The Distance Project 8

I’ve been having a look around the railway town of Wolverton for the project. There’s a cluster of houses on Church Street where most of the houses have lockdown posters in the windows, and nearby a shop has a big painted design, though it’s closed under the rules. The town is quiet, and just a few shops are allowed to be open.

I’ve also got three shots from other places in Milton Keynes to show you.

This week’s photos were taken a little over two weeks ago, but I’ve held them over to cover two events, or rather the absence of those events, in Stony Stratford. That is, Stony Live, and Folk on the Green.

In the project I'm photographing what people are doing differently under lockdown. You can see all the other Distance Project photos I’ve put on the North Bucks Wanderer here, but there’s many more from this project that I haven’t published. 

Some would not come over well on the NBW because the photos are rather compressed here; they lose fine detail. Some are too similar to pictures already published on this blog, but I took them to make as complete a record as possible.

The project continues.

(Edited, September 2021)
This is just one of many posts from The Distance Project. That link will take you back to the very first posts, but if you want to see them in reverse order, just click on the link in the categories list that's on every page. The project ran from April 2020 to September 2021.

Social Distancing Project 66On what would normally be a school day, the car park at the Radcliffe School is almost empty.


Social Distancing Project 68This house in Church Street belongs to a member of the Wolverton Evangelical Church.


Social Distancing Project 69Mrs B has painted her shop window at her Emporium in Church Street. She has been remodelling the shop while it had to be closed under lockdown.


Social Distancing Project 70Launderettes are one of the few businesses that can still open.


Social Distancing Project 71In Wolverton Books on Stratford Road, books in the window have faded in the many sunny days we’ve had since lockdown.


Social Distancing Project 72Just four of the twenty parking places near the railway station on Haversham Road are in use. The overflow car park (left) is quiet too.


Social Distancing Project 64Susan and Norman chat on their drive, where they have set out their free Sunday morning book exchange on the table by their drive.


Social Distancing Project 65Fishermen take advantage of relaxed distancing regulations by the canal in Woughton Park.


Social Distancing Project 73Graham (who we have seen before) receives a weekly meal delivery from Wiltshire Foods. The delivery man wears disposable gloves and placed the delivery on the green bin, for Graham to pick up once he has left.

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