Residents at Charters Village have been busy helping to create some future social history, as they enjoyed burying a time capsule.
The planting of the time capsule, which included a selection of the residents’ life stories, signified the start of the next phase of building work being carried out by developers.
“We wanted to mark Phase Two of the development and felt that sharing a little social history about what residents did during their lives would prove hugely interesting and beneficial to future generations,” said Charters Village Manager Nigel Walter.
Articles included memories such as residents’ personal biographies, containing recollections of their family history, working lives and their personal experiences during the war. In addition, stories of what life is like today and as a resident of a retirement village were added. To top it off, there was also a piece from the village’s resident cat!
Residents were joined by representatives from village management company Retirement Villages Group Ltd and specialist construction company for retirement living, Castleoak.
John Fairclough, Charters Village Residents’ Association chairman, actually buried the capsule and David Phillips, Retirement Villages’ Development Director, addressed the audience. Residents then finished things off in the main clubhouse restaurant, where they enjoyed a lovely VIP lunch.
The time capsule has been buried next to a laburnum tree and marked by a plaque; it perfectly overlooks the site of the new building project.