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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

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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.

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