A group of residents at Goodwins Hall Care Home have created a time capsule to preserve a moment in history.
The activities group at the King’s Lynn home collectedtogether items that reflect life right now and placed them in a time capsule as a way of marking King Charles III’s Coronation.
The secure capsule has been buried in the grounds surrounding the home with a plaque identifying its position so it can be unearthed in 25 years’ time.
Lifestyles Coordinator Michelle Hyam, said: “Over the course of two weeks we collected pictures and items included keys, plus coins and stamps with the Queen’s head on because we know in time these will disappear for good.
“We also included newspaper adverts for new cars, a property supplement and TV listings, including the order of the Coronation of King Charles III as these are a real snapshot of this period of time.”
The group went around the home, which is split over two levels and offers accommodation for 76 residents, and took photos of light switches, games consoles and other technology because they know these are things that are likely to change and advance dramatically in coming years.
The group of 12 residents who worked on the capsule wanted to include images of telephone boxes and post boxes as these could have been completely disappeared by the time the capsule is explored.
Michelle added: “Together as a group we reminisced about how things have changed in their own lifetimes. We looked back at the brands that have now disappeared, the everyday items that have become redundant and the huge technological advances they have all seen in the past 70, 80 or even 90 years.”