Time capsule buried for Boultham Park restoration project

Lincoln schoolchildren have buried a time capsule in Boultham Park as part of the five-year restoration project of the area.

The time capsule, buried by local schoolchildren, the Mayor of Lincoln Patrick Vaughan, park enthusiasts, civic leaders and Linkage Community Trust, was the first activity to mark the start of the heritage project.

Pupils from Sir Francis Hill Community Primary School created art and poetry to put in the capsule, along with a letter by Tony Gadd, chairman of the Boultham Park Advisory Group, and contributions from Linkage and the City of Lincoln Council.

Mayor of Lincoln Patrick Vaughan helped bury the time capsule in Boultham Park. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Mayor of Lincoln Patrick Vaughan helped bury the time capsule in Boultham Park. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

As previously reported, the project will see the park undergo a multi-million pound restoration, with the help of grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund Parks for People initiative.

The aim is to restore and convert the old stable block into a two-storey education centre, while Linkage develop a café, shop and horticulture centre.

The centre will provide learning disabled students and the community with a place to learn.

Additionally, the project will create four jobs, and the staff will start in January, around the time construction at the park begins.

Mayor of Lincoln Councillor Pat Vaughan said: “This very first event is the burial of a time capsule, which will stay in the ground for 50 years, and be unearthed in 2063 – perhaps by some of the young people here today!

“Once the café and outdoor seating area is completed next year, a plaque will be laid over the site of the time capsule.”

The time capsule will not be opened for at least another 50 years.