Following the success of the Meadows in the Weald Project a time capsule will be buried on the Green at 10.00am on the 24th March 2015. The Time Capsule is made of plastic and measures 60cms in length and 16cms diameter. It will be tightly sealed and the contents will also be bagged in the hope that this will help to prevent decay.
The children of Kipling Class at Rotherfield Primary School under the guidance of Nicola Robertson were invited to bring along personal items to put in the capsule and these will be supplemented by items found on the Millennium Green.
Pupils from the school plus some teachers will attend the ‘burial’ together with the Trustees and Mrs Norma Timmermans who has sponsored the capsule in memory of her husband. The Trust Chairman, Michael White, has provided a stone marker slab dated for 50 years hence. The stone slab will be dated 2065 and the hope is that the capsule will remain under it, undisturbed until it is dug up.
When the time capsule is opened in 50 years time it is hoped that some of the children now attending Rotherfield Primary School will be there to see the opening when they can tell their children and grandchildren how they participated in the original burial of the Time Capsule and how they helped with the Meadows in the Weald project
All Rotherfield residents are invited to witness the ‘burial’