Birmingham City Council has launched an online book of memories to acknowledge the city’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Birmingham’s Memories Of Covid-19 is a digital platform created to capture the thoughts and experiences of individuals and communities, from the unprecedented lockdown period through to the easing of restrictions and beyond.

The online space is located on the council’s website HERE and contains heart-warming anecdotes, tributes and memories from people across Birmingham.

With emotive entries from the families who have lost loved ones to Covid-19, the platform showcases the devasting impact of this illness as well as tales of home schooling and volunteering.

Stories collated for Birmingham’s Memories Of Covid-19 will be displayed online and turned into a hard copy to be kept in Birmingham City Council’s archives.

Talking about the initiative, Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Mohammed Azim, said: “As we adapt to a ‘new normal’, it has been a great comfort to see how communities, key workers and volunteers have helped and supported citizens during these unprecedented and unsettling times.

“The Birmingham Book of Memories provides a platform for people across our city to record experiences, pay tribute to loved ones who passed away during lockdown, and to recognise those who have helped along the way, from friends and family to frontline workers and volunteers who have gone above and beyond to help keep life going during this pandemic.

 "It is important that our memories are recorded to capture and celebrate how Birmingham responded to the coronavirus crisis.”