Time capsule appeal for Friargate

The citizens of Coventry are being asked to put their mark on history – by suggesting items that could be included in a time capsule that will be buried under the town’s new Friargate district – and will not be opened again until 2065.

Residents are invited to suggest small items, no larger than 15 centimetres, to represent Coventry’s past, present and future. The most suitable items will be included in the capsule that will be planted by pupils from St. Osburgs, All Saints C of E and Spongate primary schools in January.

Stephen Reynolds, of Friargate Coventry LLP, the partnership delivering the new district, said: “Friargate will change the face of Coventry, so a time capsule is a great way to safeguard our memories of the city in 2015 as well as capturing our ideas of Coventry in the future. When it is opened in 2065 the contents will offer a fascinating insight into our city and how much it had changed.”

Items already proposed for inclusion are photos and plans of the site before Friargate started; a piece of commemorative art from the acclaimed Godiva Awakes public art display that originated in Coventry for the 2012 Olympics and has since toured the country; pictures or stories created by local school children and a product created at one of the many manufacturing plants in and around the area.

People should email their time capsule ideas to [email protected] by Friday 4 December.