Time for Jubilee capsules at new nature reserve
By Lou_101 | Friday, June 01, 2012, 17:17
They filled two Jubilee time capsules with some of their favourite things, which now won't see the light of day for another 60 years.
Putting the last few items into the time capsules
The event was held in the new reserve, called the Queen Elizabeth II Fields
The wining poem inscribed on the new bench
Children from Greenfields and Oakwood schools added their last few treasured items at the dedication of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields – a nature reserve created next to a new housing estate in Hartley Wintney.
The children were then given special cards inviting them to return on June 1, 207, when the capsules will be opened.
They will be buried at secret locations on the reserve during the next few weeks.
"This new nature reserve will be lasting memory of this year's very special summer of the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics," said chairman of Hart District Council, Cllr Chris Axam.
"You children have helped to design this new reserve. It has an allotment, which you wanted, as well as a wildlife area. It will be looked after by our Countryside Service.
"Five olive trees have also been planted to symbolise peace and the five Olympic rings. Olive leaves were also used to decorate the Olympic athletes in ancient times."
Winning poems written by the children in poetry competition were read out before a special wooden bench was unveiled, engraved with the winning entry.
Millers Ark of Hook was also present with some four-legged friends, and the members of the Hampshire police brass band played the National Anthem as the Union Flag was raised.
Afterwards the developers, Barratts, held a street naming ceremony nearby.