Local people are being invited to be a part of history – as Framlingham prepares to bury a time capsule to connect with future generations.
The burial is part of a heritage project, which will see ten capsules buried across some of east Suffolk’s most culturally and historically significant locations to mark the creation of The Hold, a new archive and heritage centre for Suffolk.
The other time capsules will be buried in Bury St Edmunds, Eye, Felixstowe, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Mildenhall, Stoke by Nayland and Stowmarket.
Cllr TJ Haworth-Culf, Suffolk Coastal’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for Customer, Communities and Leisure said: “These time capsules are a great idea to provide a snapshot of our community prosperity. I would encourage people to take an active part and provide their stories and memories to support the project.”
The aim is for the capsule to be dug up in 100 years’ time. It will contain things such as stories, photographs and letters, so future generations can reminisce what life in east Suffolk was like in 2019.
Anyone who wants to contribute any items to the capsule, should hand these in to Framlingham Town Council at The Old Court House, Bridge Street, Framlingham, IP12 9AJ before 7 February 2019.
For more information about the project, as well as any ideas or questions, please contact Catherine Paddon from The Hold Project Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07732 603981.
Once the burial of the time capsules have been completed, a digital component will be available to view online with all the items buried in the capsules.
To support the project, walking trails are being developed later this year, which will start and end at each capsule location.