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Time capsule is buried at end of the Jubilee year
9:20am Saturday 20th October 2012 in News
TARRINGTON marked the close of its Jubilee celebrations this year with the burial of a time capsule by the village brownies.
The capsule, designed by the chairman of the parish council, Robert Hodges, will remain buried for 60 years on the Jubilee Green.
Coun Hodges said he was confident it would remain watertight until then, keeping safe personal thoughts and memorabilia from local residents.
In a speech, Coun Hodges said Tarrington was a “safe and lovely place to live” and added he hoped it would still be the same in 2072, when the capsule next sees the light of day, and that the residents of the future would enjoy and appreciate the village as much as those of the present day.
Event spokesman the Reverend John Watkins said: “After the Brownies had made sure that the capsule was well covered over for the duration, they led those present to the village hall where they served tea and cakes, which they had made earlier.
“They sang their well-practised Brownie songs and Brown Owl, Annette Embrey, said that they had all earned their hostess badge.”
Donations collected at the tea were to be given to the ‘Red, White and Blue Fund’ that supports Armed Forces families.
The community of Tarrington certainly made a big effort to mark the Diamond Jubilee Year this summer.
The rain-soaked London celebrations were screened on a big screen in the Lady Emily Community Hall and a beacon was lit on a nearby hill.
There were also bouncy castles and tea for children on Jubilee Green and Tarrington Brass gave a Jubilee concert in the church.