CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Somerset Life today CLICK HERE

Kick starting Keynsham’s future: Captured in time

PUBLISHED: 09:00 29 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:08 29 January 2014

One of the photos from the time capsule

One of the photos from the time capsule

Archant

Builders working on the demolition of the old town hall unearthed a time capsule in its foundations dating back to 1963.

WORDS: SARAH FORD

Items inside the 1963 time capsuleItems inside the 1963 time capsule

Amongst the contents were an official guide to the town, a half crown and threepenny bit and a copy of a 50 year old newspaper.

Success in the saddle

Norton Radstock College’s Keynsham base is home to equine courses, with practical sessions undertaken at HorseWorld in Whitchurch. There are specialist facilities for teaching veterinary nursing, plus a range of community education courses. A free bus service runs from surrounding areas with routes including southern edges of Bristol, Chew Valley, Frome, Shepton Mallet and Bath.

A council spokesman says: “We knew there was a capsule somewhere – but there were no accurate records to say where exactly. So was a surprise to find it!”

Workers also discovered Victorian remains – a brick hearth, staircase and basement with a limekiln.

Local people have been encouraged to come forward with ideas for a capsule celebrating today’s regeneration of the town centre. Suggestions so far include newspapers, CDs and coins. The contents will be buried on the regeneration site this Spring along with the 50 year old time capsule.

Related articles

0 comments

More from Out & About

Friday, November 9, 2018

From playtime and past times to ephemeral and esoteric, Simone Stanbrook-Byrne looks at 30 reasons why we will forever love Exmoor

Read more
Friday, November 9, 2018

Military historian Richard Pursehouse reveals the significant connection between a Somerset centenarian and a famous Westminster grave

Read more
Friday, November 2, 2018

Simone Stanbrook-Byrne takes a look at The Macmillan Way, a long-distance path that was specifically set up to raise money for charity

Read more
Friday, November 2, 2018

What is it that makes Taunton unique? Here’s 10 of our favourite highlights

Read more
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

With landmarks steeped in history, coaching inns housing tragic tales and plenty of scary stories from around the region, its little wonder Somerset is full of haunted locations waiting to be explored. We’ve found 15 of the spookiest spots to visit if you dare!

Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Simone Stanbrook-Byrne explores two villages on the Mendip Hills and the tranquil paths that link them

Read more
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Somerset’s county town has more than its fair share of good pubs, and a myriad of wonderful walking routes between them, as Laurence McJannet discovers

Read more
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

“Calor’s generosity means that we can give a new lease of life to our village hall.”

Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

This month Andrea visits Ashcott

Read more
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Whatever the season, we love exploring Portishead!

Read more
Monday, October 1, 2018

Given to the people of Bath as a gift from a local benefactor 80 years ago, the tranquil Alice Park is thriving, as Chrissy Harris discovers

Read more
Friday, September 28, 2018

When a town can boast having three community orchards offering free fruit for all, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. Laurence McJannet marches to Wellington for some culinary surprises

Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

As the colder months draw in, and golden and red hues fill the trees, there’s nothing quite like gathering the family for a stroll through the countryside. Embrace the fresh air, wrap up warm and soak in the beauty of Somerset on these 10 autumn walks

Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Steve Roberts traces the trials and tribulations behind the construction of a famous Bristol landmark

Read more
 
A+ South & South West

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

subscription ad


Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search