Consett Coronavirus Photo Project – started in March 2020 at the start of the First National Lockdown. George Ledger, a retired police officer and now a Press Sports Photographer, began to document the impact of Coronavirus on Consett and its communities.
The Consett Coronavirus Photo Project started out as a personal project soon expanded into a growing collection of photographs of people, volunteer groups and businesses all recorded during the Lockdowns and Tier system restrictions.
George was joined by other photographers, Debbie Todd, Chris Bruce and Steve Webb and as the collection grew, they decided to work towards to host an on-line and when allowed, physical exhibitions around the area.
Here are some of the images from the start of the project, later images will follow over the next few months.