Treasure buried at care home

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Local children have spent the past few weeks collecting treasure items to be buried in a time capsule in the ground of Clayburn Court, a new residential care home in Peterborough.

Pupils from Hampton College took part in a competition to decide what they would like to put into the time capsule for future generations to find. Drawings, photographs and letters carefully chosen to capture the essence of modern life were buried alongside documents relating to Clayburn Court on Monday, last week.

The time capsule was buried by the chairman of Hampton Parish Council, Marion Sharp, along with 10 Hampton College pupils and the Anchor team, at a special ceremony in the grounds of the new care home on Clayburn Road.

Nikki Ayliff, home manager at Clayburn Court care home, said: “Everyone has been looking forward to burying the time capsule as it will be an insight into life in 2015 when it is opened in 100 years’ time. The pieces collected by the children and papers relating to Clayburn Court and Peterborough will be important historic documents when they are read in centuries to come.”

Chairman of the Hampton Parish Council, Marion Sharp said: “Clayburn Court is a really valuable addition to the Peterborough community. Having the care home and the primary school so close to each other presents lovely opportunities like this for the older and younger generations to come together.”

Deputy head, Zoe Trigg said: “It’s been fantastic to see the children getting involved in this project. When considering what should be included in the time capsule, we looked at what had changed in the last 100 years and then asked the children what they thought Peterborough might look like in another 100 years.”