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Capsule will be a sign of the times
5:00pm Sunday 9th September 2012 in News
THE Ledbury Rotary Time Capsule proved a popular draw when it went on display in the town centre.
Many people went to St Katherine’s Hall to see the capsule and its contents and Rotarians urged them to write letters as messages to the future.
Among those who put pen to paper included brother and sister, Emily and Christopher Warmington.
Town mayor Phill Bettington also contributed letters and photographs.
Peter Judge, of Gaynans, the Ledbury jewellers, arrived to donate a brass plaque he has made, which will be fixed to the Rotary bench in the walled garden after the capsule is buried there.
Rotarian Jan Long said: “I thought the best part of the day was when so many young people took a sheet of paper and pen to write their own contributions. Getting this task completed has been a huge amount of work, but I have been bowled over by the kindness and generosity of our community.”
The capsule will be buried during the next few days, and will be opened again in 2052 to mark 100 years since Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne.