The time capsule has been ceremoniously ‘buried’ in the mall area between McDonald’s and Next clearance, marking the section where the extensions starts. A plaque will shortly be placed there to mark the spot.
In true time capsule tradition the special air and water tight container, provided by Phase 2 contractors Bowmer & Kirkland, holds ‘documentary’ items from 2015 put together by the schoolchildren and Dalton Park. These include Phase 2 plans, coins, Dalton Park leaflets, toy mascot, newspaper articles, drawings of the school, photos from recent school visits to local points of interest and the school handbook.
The capsule has been registered with the International Time Capsule Society with a designated opening date of 26th May 2065 (50 years from the start of the Phase 2 build programme).
This is the second time capsule to be buried at Dalton Park. The first one marked the start of Phase 1 outlet build. The contents were again put together by local schoolchildren and Tony Blair officiated at the burial ceremony in July 2002. A plaque in front of adidas marks the spot.
After the ceremony, the children were given an official overview of the building works by Tony Ingledew, Site Manager for Bowmer and Kirkland. Dalton Park will continue its ‘historic’ connection with the school with further presentations and visits.
PICTURED Children from The Ribbon School (Murton Community Primary) with Tony Ingledew, Site Manager for Bowmer & Kirkland