Help capture best of Keynsham today

Published on: 04 Jul 2013

Residents are being urged to help come up with suggestions to create a snapshot of life in Keynsham today for future generations.

Developer Willmott Dixon is appealing to the community to share ideas for items to be included in a time capsule to represent 2013.

The capsule will then be buried in the foundations of the new town centre, alongside the time capsule from 1964 that was unearthed by workmen earlier this year.

Willmott Dixon community engagement manager Emma Bull said the aim was to capture the best of Keynsham.

She said: “This project is a fantastic opportunity for Willmott Dixon to encapsulate life in Keynsham in 2013 for future generations to appreciate the wonderful community spirit, history and exciting future for Keynsham with the new project on the horizon.”

Any suggestions for the time capsule should be emailed to as soon as possible.

Successful entries will be included in the time capsule, with an opportunity for those residents to play a part in the burying ceremony in 2014.

The capsule created in 1964 contains, among other things, an ammonite, documents from Keynsham’s Urban District Council, photos of the town
centre site, freshly-minted coins and newspapers from the time.

It is planned to copy many of the items for a future display before the capsule is buried once more.

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