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Social Distancing Project 217This young group sat and chatted and played with their puppy. In the background is the very full car park.

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It's been nice weather and the lockdown has been relaxed, so lots of people have been driving further afield, some of them to visit the Ouzel Valley park in Milton Keynes.

It’s become a popular place to go; the car park has often been so full recently that visitors have resorted to parking on the road outside.

It’s all rather different from the early days of lockdown a year ago. Back then, I was photographing people on their officially allowed one trip out for exercise. It tended then to be individuals, or maybe three people together at the most.

There are lots more photos from the Distance Project here on the NBW. The project, started in May, is to photograph what people are doing differently under lockdown.


Social Distancing Project 218A family group drove a few miles for a walk.


Social Distancing Project 219A school age group.


Social Distancing Project 220The same teenage group as the previous shot are walking in the background, and the children on the left with the bicycle seem to be with the woman with the pushchair on the right.


Social Distancing Project 221These two sisters met up and brought their children to the park. They’d come from the other side of Milton Keynes.

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