July 31 2014 Latest news:
Monday, April 14, 2014
Capsule will be buried under Port Memorial in Kingsley Road which is undergoing rennovation.
BIDEFORD Town Council has voted to bury a time capsule underneath the newly regenerated Port Memorial.
Councillors voted to help fund the capsule which will be buried by local children and dug up in 25-30 years time.
Cllr David Howell said the plan was to ask members of the public to contribute memories in a ‘digitalised form’ to bury in the ground.
But some councillors worried that with changing technologies there should be paper copies of some of the items.
“I don’t think digitalisation is the way to go – paper is always readable when people bury it,” said Cllr Peter Christie.
Councillors voted unanimously to fund the capsule with the contents to be a mixture of digital and paper items.