Remembering 1,400 who have died across Northamptonshire's neighbourhoods a year on from first lockdown

Prince Charles will lead minute's silence at noon followed by doorstep vigil at 8pm

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 7:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 11:48 am

The Prince of Wales will lead a minute's silence at noon today as Northamptonshire joins the rest of Britain in a day of national reflection, remembering those who have died during the coronavirus crisis.

People are also being encouraged to stand on their doorsteps at 8pm tonight with phones, candles or torches to create a "beacon of remembrance" on the first anniversary of lockdown.

The commemoration is organised by the end-of-life charity Marie Curie which estimates more than six million people have been bereaved since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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In a recorded message, Charles, who is a patron of the charity, said: "We have all been inspired by the resourcefulness we have witnessed, humbled by the dedication shown by so many, and moved, beyond words, by the sacrifices we have seen.

"Whatever our faith or philosophy may be, let us take a moment together to remember those who have been lost, to give thanks for their lives, and to acknowledge the inexpressible pain of parting.

"In their memory, let us resolve to work for a future inspired by our highest values, that have been displayed so clearly by the people of this country through this most challenging of times."

More than 250 organisations are supporting the day of reflection, including 82 leaders from religious groups and cross-party politicians, care organisations, charities, businesses, emergency services, public sector bodies and community groups.

People are being urged to light a candle and stand on their doorsteps at 8pm tonight . Photo: Getty Images
People are being urged to light a candle and stand on their doorsteps at 8pm tonight . Photo: Getty Images

March 23, 2020, was the day Boris Johnson sent the country into lockdown for the first time.

It was also the day of the third coronavirus-related death in Northamptonshire.

That lockdown lasted nearly three months and was the big hammer to beat Covid-19, slow the spread of the virus, stop the NHS being overwhelmed and prevent unnecessary deaths.

One year on, upwards of 1,400 people with the virus are known to have lost their lives in hospitals and care settings across Northamptonshire, according to the NHS and Office for National Statistics.

How many have died with Covid-19 in each of Northamptonshire's seven boroughs and districts during the pandemic

These latest ONS figures, up to the end of February, show how many have died in each of the county's 89 neighbourhoods.

■ Corby

Rowlett, Gretton & Cottingham 17 — Corby North 22

Corby Village & Weldon 16 — Corby Lodge Park 22

Prince Charles will lead the nation in a "day of reflection" for all those who have died. Photo: Getty Images

Corby Town 12 — Corby Kingswood 13

■ Daventry

Clipston, Naseby & Yelvertoft 4 — Brixworth & Spratton 16

Braunston & Crick 17 — Long Buckby East & Ravensthorpe 4

Walgrave & Moulton 18 — Daventry North 13

Daventry Central 23 — Daventry South & Southbrook 9

Long Buckby West & Weedon 12 — Woodford Halse, Byfield & Staverton 15

■ East Northamptonshire

King's Cliffe, Woodnewton & Easton 8 — Oundle, Warmington & Titchmarsh 27

Thrapston & Brigstock 13 — Ringstead, Woodford & Stanwick 27

Raunds 20 — Irthlingborough 24

Higham Ferrers 18 — Rushden West & North 16

Rushden East 18 — Rushden South 19

■ Kettering

Geddington, Rushton & Stoke Albany 8 — Desborough 27

Rothwell 19 — Kettering Brambleside 13

Kettering Avondale Grange 8 — Kettering Central East 13

Kettering Town & West 41 — Kettering East 9

Kettering South 16 — Barton Seagrave 14

Burton Latimer, Broughton & Mawsley 17

■ Northampton

Boughton 15 — Moulton 15

Sunnyside 28 — Thorplands & Round Spinney 19

Overstone Lodge & Rectory Farm 13 — Boothville & Spinney Hill 14

Blackthorn & Lings 11 — Kingsthorpe 13

St David's 7 — Westone 24

Billing & Riverside 13 — Eastfield 11

Phippsville 16 — New Duston West 9

Kingsley Park & Racecourse 42 — Little Billing 8

King's Heath & Spencer 14 — Lodge Farm 30

New Duston East 28 — Abington Vale 21

Town Centre & Semilong 6 — Abington 10

St Michael's Road 6 — Stornton & Sixfields 16

Cliftonville & Rushmere 44 — Briar Hill & Hunsbury Hill 7

Delapre 9 — Cotton End, Brackmills & Hardingstone 11

Upton & West Hunsbury 11 — East Hunsbury 12

Wootton & Collingtree 15

South Northamptonshire

Harpole, Kislingbury & Bugbrooke 23 — Cogenhoe, Hackleton & Denton 7

Blisworth, Roade & Yardley Gobion 21 — Towcester West & Blakesley 9

Towcester East & Paulerspury 17 — Middleton Cheney & Chipping Warden 12

Silverstone & Syresham & Helmdon 7 — Deanshanger, Potterspury & Old Stratford 15.

Brackley North 8 —. Brackley South 1

Kings Sutton — Greatworth & Evenley 6

Wellingborough

Finedon, Isham & Harrowden 9 — Rixon 9

Redwell 8 — Victoria & Isebrook 16

Queensway 13 — Central Wellingborough 30

Brickhill 8 — Croyland 9

Earls Barton & Great Doddington 23 — Irchester, Wollaston & Bozeat 19

Northamptonshire residents who are continuing to be affected by Covid 19 can find support information by clicking HERE