May 12th - Mass Observation Day

May 12th - Mass Observation Day

Wednesday 12th May 2021: Would you like to keep a one-day diary for Mass Observation?

On the 12th May 2021, the Mass Observation Archive will be repeating its annual call for day diaries, capturing the everyday lives of people across the UK.

The written diaries will be stored in the Archive at The Keep and be used by a wide range of people for research, teaching and learning.

In 1937 Mass Observation called for people from all parts of the UK to record everything they did from when they woke up in the morning to when they went to sleep at night on 12th May. This was the day of George VI’s Coronation. The resulting diaries provide a wonderful glimpse into the everyday lives of people across Britain and have become an invaluable resource for those researching countless aspects of the era.
If you have taken part in the Mass Observation project in past years, then you, like me, will be doing so again tomorrow.
If you are interested in becoming one of the volunteers to write a diary for the day and submit it as a part of the Archive in order that future generations can understand what life was like for us in 2021, then information on how to do so can be found at the link below
Margaret Roberts

Written by : Margaret Roberts