Historic documents, newspapers and pictures buried in time capsule

Photo Neil Cross'Ian Smith, the homebuilder's managing director, right, and Stuart Sage, Head of Area, Lancashire & Cumbria HCA at the Taylor Wimpey and Homes and Communities Agency time capsule burial at Whittingham Park development, Goosnargh
Photo Neil Cross'Ian Smith, the homebuilder's managing director, right, and Stuart Sage, Head of Area, Lancashire & Cumbria HCA at the Taylor Wimpey and Homes and Communities Agency time capsule burial at Whittingham Park development, Goosnargh

A time capsule containing visions of the future, as well as memories of yesteryear, has been buried at the former Whittingham Hospital.

The site, near Goosnargh, is now known as Whittingham Park, and builder Taylor Wimpey Northwest invited representatives from the Homes and Communities Agency and the county council to the special event.

Photo Neil Cross'Ian Smith,  Taylor Wimpey's managing director, passes the time capsule to Adam Chapman and Anthony Honor for burial at Whittingham Park development, Goosnargh, watched by Christine Aitken, Stuart Sage, Cllr John Fillis, and Mark Vaughan

Photo Neil Cross'Ian Smith, Taylor Wimpey's managing director, passes the time capsule to Adam Chapman and Anthony Honor for burial at Whittingham Park development, Goosnargh, watched by Christine Aitken, Stuart Sage, Cllr John Fillis, and Mark Vaughan

The community-themed time capsule, which featured historical documentation about what the site looked like as Whittingham Hospital, as well as local newspapers and pictures drawn by children at Goosnargh Oliverson’s Primary School, filled the capsule, which will be next seen in 2055. Representatives from Lancashire County Council and Preston City Council also joined the building company for the event which was to commemorate the success of the housing scheme to date.

Speaking about the day, Christine Aitken, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey North West, said: “This occasion was made particularly special by being well attended by those partners who have helped Whittingham Park progress and succeed as well as it has to date. “We look forward to many more events like it to come, not to mention what those who find our capsule think about it in four decades time!”

• Pictured bottom left are Ian Smith, passing the time capsule to Adam Chapman and Anthony Honor, watched by Christine Aitken, Stuart Sage, Coun John Fillis, and Mark Vaughan.