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A woman with grey hair and sunglasses wearing a hand made mask.

Handmade masks at the start of the pandemic

At the start of the pandemic, many people made their own masks. This was often on the way to the chemist to try and purchase manufactured surgical masks or while shopping to offer a bit of protection. I made a mask from an old, unworn but much-loved autumn coat.

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