The ever-changing restrictions imposed since that day have encouraged us all to find beauty in our nearest surroundings.
And that’s exactly what readers of The News have done, as they’ve demonstrated with this selection of their favourite photos they’ve taken over the past 365 days.
Thank you to everyone who shared special snapshots with us to mark the first anniversary of lockdown.
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5. Favourite lockdown photos
This beautiful photo from Marnie makes Lee-on-the-Solent look like the end of the world.
Photo: Marnie Tucker
6. Favourite lockdown photos
Edward Couldwell took this photo looking off the coast of Portsmouth when eased restrictions meant we could sit down and relax outside.
Photo: Edward Couldwell
7. Favourite lockdown photos
For Ine, lockdown has been a great chance to enjoy some special home-cooked meals.
Photo: Ine Macleod
8. Favourite lockdown photos
Charmaine caught HMS Queen Elizabeth's return to Portsmouth.
Photo: Charmaine Selwood