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TREASURED 850 MEMORIES BURIED FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Written by on 14 May 2024

Memories of a momentous milestone in Newcastle-under-Lyme’s long history are being preserved for future generations to discover.

A time capsule – containing memorabilia from the borough’s year-long 850th anniversary celebrations – was buried yesterday at Brampton Park, the home of Brampton Museum.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, working with partners and sponsors, co-ordinated an action-packed calendar of cultural, heritage and civic events throughout 2023 to help residents, businesses and visitors celebrate 850 years of our loyal and ancient borough. Activities included a medieval day, circus fun and surprises, a series of museum exhibitions and dance performances among many others.

The time capsule contains a launch programme, bunting, a branded 2023 calendar, an 850 mug, photographs of events, details about the borough’s special Heart of England in Bloom campaign and a brochure for the New Vic Theatre’s “Astley’s Astounding Adventures” show as well as a special scouting badge marking the movement’s 850 acts of kindness initiative. It also contains information about the lost charter project.

The capsule is buried in the sensory garden, by the beautiful wisteria pergola, and is complemented by a commemorative headstone.

Council Leader Simon Tagg, who helped to bury the capsule, has included a personal letter to residents of the borough in 2073 about his personal memories.

Jane spoke to Councillor Tagg at the ceremony ..

Simon Tagg – Time Capsule – Newcastle