Parish Snapshot 2020
In just over a week in March 2020 – in common with the rest of the UK and large parts of the world, our village community witnessed utterly profound changes to our way of life that we could barely comprehend any of it. We were apparently threatened with a pandemic so contagious that it can rip through communities causing much misery and suffering if the changes are not adhered to.
The success of all these government inspired changes depended entirely on all of us being inclined to act as one. It seemed the very opposite of what we are naturally disposed to – but we had to avoid social contact as much as possible and this was likely to go on for months.
We therefore decided to open a new web page to encourage Ansty folk of any age to contribute photos, memories, thoughts and things of local interest connected with Ansty parish for others to view and enjoy. It is not a forum page.
We are all fortunate to live in such a beautiful area and our community is well connected and no-one should feel left out or lonely. 23-03-2020
Photography by Alan Hardwick, Ansty.
Click on the image to see our very first contribution to ‘Parish Snapshot 2020’! Hopefully there will be more to come!
Photography by Louise Gooding, Ansty.
Click on the image to see our second contribution to ‘Parish Snapshot 2020’! Hopefully there will be even more to come!
Photography by Anne Martin, Ansty.
Click on the image to view our third contribution to ‘Parish Snapshot 2020’! Please keep sending them in!
Photography by Rob W, Ansty.
Click on the image to view our fourth contribution to ‘Parish Snapshot 2020’!
Another selection of Ansty photographs taken during April 2020!
A further selection of Ansty photographs taken in late April and the beginning of May
Click on image to view our latest contribution from local photographers in Ansty.
Another selection of Ansty garden blooms taken by RW in early June
This year’s Amazing Maize Maze created at Ansty Pick Your Own and Farm Shop hit the headlines in the national newspapers. From July until the end of September it was to provide hours of fun of ‘finding your way round’ – especially for families who were looking for things to do whilst we slowly unravelled from the Covid Lockdown measures.
This year’s maze creation was a stunning tribute to all NHS workers for their efforts during the initial Coronavirus pandemic. A proportion of the money from ticket sales will be donated to the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal supporting the NHS.