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Encapsulating the Past for Future Generations

A time capsule which was buried for more than 30 years will now live above ground in a South Tyneside town.


The capsule was unearthed from the former Hebburn Community Association in Argyle Street where it was buried in October 1980 and was opened at a special event last week by Deputy Leader with responsibility for Leisure and Culture, Councillor Alan Kerr.

Now the box, and it contents of photographs of how the town looked, along with photos of local councillors from the time and leaflets explaining civic life will live in Hebburn Central alongside a new time capsule created by youngsters from Keelman's Way School.

Both capsules will be kept at Hebburn Central's library where people will be able to see them and look forward to their opening - in around 2056.

Councillor Kerr said: "The contents of the capsule provided a fascinating insight into how much the town of Hebburn has changed over the last 30 years.

"When both capsules are opened in another 30 years or so they will be a valuable reminder of times gone by.  I would like to express my gratitude to the school for taking the time to put together the new capsule for future generations."


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