Time capsule of life in Bridlington in 2012

Time capsule is filled - Bridlington mayor Coun Michael Charlesworth with Terry Dixon, David Sutton, Chris Beesting and John Bayne.
Time capsule is filled - Bridlington mayor Coun Michael Charlesworth with Terry Dixon, David Sutton, Chris Beesting and John Bayne.

A TIME capsule showing life in Bridlington in 2012 has been completed, marking the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The time capsule, put together by Bridlington Lions Club and featuring a host of items from local schools, churches, clubs, businesses and organisations, will be kept safe at Bridlington Library on King Street - and will be opened in another 60 years.

That will give our contemporaries in 2072 a unique glimpse into what the town was like in 2012.

The capsule was put together by Lions member Chris Beesting, with help from other Lions, Bridlington Town Council and various other organisations. Lions president John Bayne said: “The Bridlington Lions are pleased with the response from the people of Bridlington in filling the Jubilee time capsule.”

Although the Lions are officially handing over the capsule for safe keeping in the library now, there are still six months of the year remaining so it is still possible to include any significant events that individuals or organisations have in this time, as every copy of the Free Press will be included.

“We are particularly grateful to the Town Council for their help in co-ordinating the collection and actively entering details for the capsule,” continued Mr Bayne.

“As president, I would personally like to thank Paula King from the council for allowing us to use the council office and liase with the council and a big thank you to Lion Chris Beesting without whom this wouldn’t have got off the ground - he has single-handedly run the whole thing.

“I am confident that in 2072 it will be possible to bring up information literally at the blink of an eye, but there will still be nothing like original documents for telling the story.”

The time capsule was commemorated with a plaque from the Town Council by the Mayor Michael Charlesworth at a presentation last week, before going to the library.