During the lockdown period we kept in touch via e-mails and telephone calls but then, thanks to the expertise of Peter Haskell we set up some sessions together using Zoom. These gave us social contact but the playing together was difficult. So when things were eased and the weather was fine we held a session playing in Peter’s back garden. Immediately this was better and we have held a second session (see picture) always observing social distances, and we will continue with these as long as the weather holds and rules allow.
We have not been performing at the various places we were booked in to play at in 2020 because of lockdown and the coronavirus preventing groups and events taking place, but we look forward and hope to play for them in 2021.
This is an article published in the Autumn 2020 edition of the Hayling Island U3A newsletter .