Bath Riverside developer Crest Nicholson Regeneration and children from Oldfield Park Infants’ School have created a time capsule which has been sealed for 100 years.
The capsule – a locked container which preserves a snapshot of life in early 21st century Britain – was sealed and buried in a ceremony held at Bath Riverside, and is due to be reopened on 19th March 2114.
During recent months, pupils from Oldfield Park Infants’ school have been filling the capsule with items which have been left to be discovered by future generations. The capsule contains toys, photographs and newspaper articles as well as letters, stories and poems written by the children.
In addition the capsule includes messages from the Mayor of Bath Malcolm Lees, Don Foster MP Councillor David Dixon and Paralympian Ben Rushgrove, and a copy of the Bath Chronicle. Art work has been donated by local artists Clare Day, Felicity Bowers and Patrick Haines.
Fareen Lalani Development Executive for Crest Nicholson Regeneration said, “We had a fantastic response to the project which began with just the school but soon involved other people who were also keen to make a contribution and be a part of this history making event.”
“The pupils at Oldfield Park Infants’ School have done an amazing job of gathering the items – things that they think people in the future will be interested in. It has been a fun and exciting project that will hopefully be really fascinating for those Bathonians living 100 years from now.”
Peter George, Acting Head of Oldfield Park Infants’ School said, “This has been a real opportunity for us as a school to leave a message for future generations. We’re actually creating a bit of history and preserving items from our time including some of the children’s work, which will one day be enjoyed by someone who hasn’t even been born yet.”