PHOTO ESSAY: The Attleborough workers keeping the town connected

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

The streets of Attleborough may be quieter than usual but behind some of those closed doors is an army of workers, busier than ever, keeping businesses going in the present lockdown.

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Phone and internet sales, orders and deliveries, installations and services are still carrying on despite the deserted stores.

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

There are also those shops, open to one customer at a time, with queue lines and social distancing the norm, where customers can buy and chat (though not for long), getting their fresh food.

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

The town appears quiet and still, but the swan is paddling hard out of sight. Extra services have appeared, with Rosedale Funeral Home starting up a Grief Chatline on their website, for those struggling with the present crisis, isolation, and maybe family members they cannot visit in hospital.

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Tony Perkins butchers have teamed up with Tim Cobb at the bakery, and a greengrocers to deliver fresh food. Nuts ‘N’ Bolts have a social distancing system for collections at the rear of their premises and are also delivering. The dustmen are overwhelmed to receive many thank yous, some as pictures painted by children, and want to thank the residents for their support.

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020


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Nigel Howes of Cranks is a bike mechanic for keyworkers and Attleborough Academy staff are teaching keyworker’s children, and also are making face masks for the NHS. So despite the present lockdown Attleborough is still open for business.

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey N

Working hard in Attleborough, supervisor Rachel Harvey, left, and Post Office senior clerk, Tracey Norman, at the One Stop. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

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