Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter - Monday 27th April 2020

Here are the key stories for the day, with thanks to our WhatsApp group who keep these coming in all day. There are now 126 members of the group, with every street represented.


This week should see some announcements on how the lock down will gradually be eased. The increase in traffic over the last few days has been noticeable and yesterday Stanwick Lakes was certainly busy. People are clearly tiring of the lock down and it is going to be impossible to sustain much longer. However, most people do now seem to get the concept of social distancing, and it should be possible to find a way of returning to some new "normal", whatever that may be.

Thanks to Wendy Williams, Sharen Hegarty and Allen Freeman for letting me have some old photos to scan yesterday. I'll be coming back to check on locations and dates once I build the database.

Thanks also to Bob and Vanessa for cleaning up around the entrance at Chelston Rise. Building those entrance signs was the best thing that the William Pears Group did for The Crescent and it makes the whole Crescent attractive if they are kept in good order.

More information emerged about the changes to the Churchyard over the years which I have shared in the podcast. James Bird's parents also sent me a link to the Northamptonshire Battles Society which shows just how many Civil War battles were in this area. There was no mention of the Battle of Chelveston Hall.

Chad, Steph, Emily and Jack found these items during their dig at Wateryard.

If anyone has any clues as to what these items might be, let us know.


Today is the birthday of Helen in Lincolnshire!


  • UK reported hospital deaths from Covid-19 went up by 413 to 20,732. This drop of 400 follows the usual pattern of lower numbers at the weekend. The number of new infections is still 4,400 a day but at least are not going up. Our infection and death rate are now well above that of Italy at the same stage and are heading towards Spain.

This chart has aligned the epidemics from 4 countries with different approaches to the crisis.


The Northamptonshire figures yesterday again reported corrections to previous days and are still two days behind the National figures. However, the corrected data does show that new infections are falling off significantly and the last three corrected days have shown 10 new infections a day. Like the national infection pattern, the peak in Northamptonshire was around the 1st April 2020.

Daily links (all verified):

Daily Podcast
Daily newsletter
Pause for thought

Parish History
Puzzle Library

Advice on breathing with Covid-19 Symptoms
Vulnerable Household registration
Northamptonshire County Council Support Line Call 0300 126 1000 and select Option 5 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
Longhurst Housing Association Support Line Call 0300 123 1745
Village support line Call 07850 570007 in the first instance and Iíll find you help
ASDA Volunteer Card
Live UK Covid-19 Tracker
(Public Health England)
Parish Council Walking Leaflet

And finally . . .

With parents desperate for schools to re-open . . .

Stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.