A new garden room is being built at Pear Tree Cottage in Alderton and our builder Malcolm Southern suggested putting a time capsule in the walls. So it doesn’t get lost, details of the location and contents are going to be held with the house deeds with the instruction that it should be opened in 100 years time – March 2109.
Everyday items have been included such as coins, a Tesco schools voucher, an old lace bobbin found at the house and some photos and account of daily life in 2009. We have also included James Lovelock’s article on the Gaia theory which predicts that human kind will be much depleted in 100 years time due to global warming and we ask the finders if he was correct! (assuming there are enough people around to find it of course!) It has all been placed in a stainless steel vacuum flask which hopefully will keep the contents safe until it is opened.
PLANS for the Towcester Museum have moved a step forward after supporters received a donation from Waitrose’s Community Matters scheme.
The Friends of Towcester Museum was awarded £361 by the supermarket’s Towcester branch after taking part in the charity scheme last month and now members are hoping to use the money to buy display cabinets for the new museum.
Chairman of the Museum Trust, David Nunn, said: “We want to say thank you to Waitrose, the Friends of Towcester Museum and to everyone who dropped their green tokens into our box throughout February. We plan to open the Museum to the public early next year and this extra money will help towards making that happen.”
If you would like to support the Towcester Museum Trust or find out more contact David Nunn on 01327 352660