Guildhall Clock Turns Yellow in Memory of COVID-19 Victims

One of Winchester's landmark buildings will be illuminated in yellow on Wednesday evening (19 August) in tribute to those who lost their lives during the pandemic.

The council is supporting the #YellowHeartsCampaign, which started in May where thousands of people placed yellow hearts in their windows to remember loved ones who died due to the virus.

The day to light up the Guildhall has also been carefully chosen as it is also World Humanitarian Day (August 19), which honours aid and health workers who provide life-saving support and protection to people most in need.

Winchester City Council Leader, Cllr Lucille Thompson, said:

"The impact of this pandemic is far reaching and many of us have been affected personally - I know that many families are grieving.

"We’re lighting up the clock to show our solidarity as a community - all of those who die will be remembered by their loved ones far into the future. Tonight is about recognising these losses as well as paying tribute to the key workers who continue to make personal sacrifices for the wellbeing of others.”

“The community spirit across the district has been unwavering throughout the last six months. I’d like to thank all who have supported family, friends and neighbours and recognise the selfless acts that have relieved suffering for so many.”