PEOPLE in Somerset and Devon are being asked to record their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic to let future generations know what we've been going through.

The South West Heritage Trust, which is responsible for caring for the historic records of the two counties, wants to create a community archive.

The project aims to ensure the stories of individuals and communities are kept as a historical record.

Janet Tall, head of archives for the trust, said: "We are living through an extraordinary time and events that are affecting everyone's daily lives in ways we woulc not have imagined previously.

"The community archive will mean that future generations can understand the struggles that were faced and the ways in which communities pulled together."

The trust is seeking contributions across a range of topics, including key workers, the economy, food, home schooling, nature and community.

Contributions can be submitted using a simple form on the trust's website at - alternatively, paper copies can be submitted to the heritage centres in Norton Fitzwarren, Exeter or Barnstaple when they reopen.