Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Bideford Town Council to fund time capsule

12:01 14 April 2014

The Port Memorial in Bideford.

The Port Memorial in Bideford.


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.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

The Plough Arts Centre said it has plenty of clothes but educational books would be welcomed for young refugees from Syria.

Read more

13th century St Margaret’s Parish Church at Northam needs £350,000 roof repairs

Read more

Did you know we’ve been putting our clocks back an hour for a whole century? Find out when the clocks go back this year.

Read more

Watch the fireworks in Torrington this Bonfire Night with the Cavaliers hosting a show at Torrington Rugby Club.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:45

Saunton Sands Hotel head chef scooped three awards at South West Chef of the Year 2016, held in Exeter on Monday evening.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:37

Online discount tickets on sale for now Barnstaple Round Table’s rugby club firework display.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:14

The lost snake spent almost half a year slithering around Torrington before its chance meeting with a reptile expert.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:20

‘Free spirit’ Bar Bowring, who ran Bar’s Books in the pannier market in Bideford for more than 40 years, died last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:09

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe has launched an urgent appeal for toys to help their homeless hounds.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

The NHS is consulting on proposals to axe prescriptions of gluten free food in North, East and West Devon for those suffering coeliac disease - what do you think? Vote in our poll.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 14°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications