Catch it! Archive it! Catalogue it!


Lighthouse, in partnership with Dorset History Centre, is looking for local people to help make history.

A county-wide diary project is being launched to make sure that our experiences are captured for posterity.

As we live through this unprecedented time a number of Dorset diarists from different ages and backgrounds are being sought to contribute a ‘Corona Diary’ to the county’s archive collections.

The diaries can be in any format – handwritten, typed, audio-visual recordings, artworks, photographs – but contributors would ideally be able to commit to making an entry at least every couple of days and ideally every day.

As the situation is evolving so rapidly there is a real sense of urgency about this.

Your record could become part of Dorset’s permanently preserved heritage collection and something that will be of real interest to researchers of the future.

If you would like to become one of Dorset’s Corona Diarists please email and we’ll be in touch.