Letters of Lockdown

Welcome to the Time Travel Club’s version of ‘Letters of Lockdown’.

This project has now closed for submissions.

We asked families and children to contribute to our project by writing letters in response to the archive documents and your experiences of lockdown.

These special letters from The National Archives’ collection covered the themes of separation, kindness, strength and hope.  We provided an image of the real letter as well as background information about it with letter-writing prompts to help inspire your own writing.

Keep an eye out on this page to see which of your letters will be included in our online resource.

Noor Khan was a British secret agent for SOE (Special Operations Executive) during the Second World War.

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was a South African anti-apartheid political leader.

This letter was written by Princess Elizabeth (later to become Elizabeth I) to her sister Mary I.

This is one of many letters sent by staff of the Great Western Railway Audit office at Paddington who had enlisted to fight in the First World War.