Time capsule is ‘buried’ at Bridlington library

Right to left, Bridlington Lions Club president David Sutton, Mayor of Bridlington Coun Michael Charlesworth, Chairman of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Coun Chad Chadwick, portfolio holder for the library Coun Richard Burton and Bridlington Lions Club member Chris Beesting
Right to left, Bridlington Lions Club president David Sutton, Mayor of Bridlington Coun Michael Charlesworth, Chairman of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Coun Chad Chadwick, portfolio holder for the library Coun Richard Burton and Bridlington Lions Club member Chris Beesting

A TIME capsule to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee which will provide future Bridlington residents with a unique glimpse of the past has been ‘buried’ at Bridlington Central Library.

The joint project between the Bridlington Lions Club, Bridlington Town Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council – which started at the beginning of 2012 – has now been tucked away to be kept safe at the library in King Street.

Lions Club member Chris Beesting thanked “everyone who contributed to this very interesting and worthwhile project”.

The capsule was made to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and was originally meant to be locked away until 2072.

But now the intention is to open it every 10 years, and allow the contents displayed in the library for people to view.

The capsule’s contents were donated by local schools, churches, clubs, businesses, historical groups, residents and any organisation that wished to contribute.

Also included were leaflets, brochures and programmes giving information about all the activities and entertainments that were available to visit in and around the 
Bridlington area in the year 2012 – as well as all 52 copies of the Bridlington Free Press from last year.

Children from Year 6 in some of Bridlington’s primary schools wrote essays, and Chris says it would be particularly interesting for the pupils to read their work again in 10 years time.