Time capsule buried at new Town Park for 50 years
A time capsule containing the hopes and wishes of young people in Whitehill & Bordon has been buried on the site of the new Town Park and will not be opened until 2070.
Organised by the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company and the Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust, the theme of the time capsule is hopes for the future, with children and young people at the heart of this community initiative.
More than 20 local organisations submitted items for inclusion: Oakmoor School, Weyford Primary School and Nursery, Bordon Infants School, Bordon Juniors School, Woodlea Primary School, St Matthews School, Hollywater School, Tootsies, Cygnets, Forest House, Forest Bears, Scouts, Whitehill Town Council , Deadwater Valley Trust, Café 1759, Woolmer Timebank, SiGNAL, Woolmer Forest Heritage Society, Homestart, Woolmer Forest Lions Club, Bordon Fire Station, Café Hogmoor, and apprentices.
Submissions included painted hand prints by early years establishments, pictures showcasing what children want to be when they grow up, drawings about the covid-19 pandemic and its impacts, pictures and words about saving the environment and protecting wildlife, poems about what the future will look like, as well as hopes for theme parks, 65-storey apartment buildings, lollipop and doughnut shops, jetpacks and submarines.
The time capsule also includes a letter from Councillor Katie Anscombe, Mayor of Whitehill & Bordon, written for the future mayor of 2070.
James Child, Project Lead, Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company, said
“We have been completely overwhelmed by the array of submissions, the imagination, and effort that each child, pupil, and organisation has put into the time capsule. We wanted to do something that promotes the hopes and dreams of young people as they will be the ones that hopefully live, work and have their own families here, and in 2070 will be able to say that they took part in creating the time capsule. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved”
Holly Winfield, Marketing and Events Coordinator, Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust, said:
“All of the community organisations involved have been fantastic and I think we have some brilliant items to showcase life today in the town and what it might be like in the future. I hope I can be there to see the faces of people when the capsule is opened in 50 years time.”
A plaque has been placed to mark the location of the time capsule and outlines the date it should be opened.
For those who missed the opportunity to take part or would like to contribute to a future time capsule, please contact [email protected] with your details, as the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company intends to bury another.