Wherwell Church Time Capsule
The restoration work at Wherwell Church is proceeding very well. The re-tiling of the Nave roof and re-shingling of the tower and spire is almost complete, following which, the contractors will move on to repairs to the stonework and replacement of rainwater goods and the drainage system. All this work is scheduled for completion in early November, and after a thorough clean, church services will recommence on Advent Sunday.
Renewal of the drainage system involves digging holes in the churchyard, and this presents an ideal opportunity to bury a time capsule. The capsule will be an A4-sized box, a few inches deep, encased in lead; and should survive for well over 100 years. The capsule is being constructed free-of-charge, a very generous offer by A E Hughes, the builders involved with the restoration work.
Wherwell History Group has agreed to manage the project, on an accelerated timescale:
October 1st – ‘launch’ in the Parish Magazine & at Wherwell Coffee Morning
October 30th – last day for receipt of photographs, etc.
November 4th – articles published in Andover Advertiser & Hampshire Chronicle
November 5th – display contents of capsule at Wherwell Coffee Morning
November 17th - deadline for late receipts of photographs, etc.
November 20th - display of contents of capsule at the Church Topping Out event
December 2nd – seal capsule and hand-over to A E Hughes
*** The last day for receipt of material has been extended to Thursday 17th November ***
The sections below record the progress with gathering material to be placed in the capsule.
Copy (DVD) of the Wherwell Millennium Video
Copy (CD) of the Wherwell Parish Registers (Baptisms, Marriages & Burials)
Copy (CD) of the TVBC Electoral Roll
The Foundations of Wherwell Abbey (Rhoda Bucknill - 2010)
Wherwell Primary School "We Are Writers" (2010)
Magazines & Newspapers
Parish Magazine (November 2011)
Wherwell Anthology 2011
Andover Advertiser (November 4th) - full copy if space allows
Hampshire Chronicle (November 4th) - selected pages
Pamphlets & Brochures
Wherwell Proms Programme 2011
Church Fete Programme 2011
Open Gardens Leaflet 2011
Village Directory (2009 edition)
Wherwell History Group 2011
Staff at White Lion, Mayfly, William Stewart, Priory Stables
Wherwell PC & Wherwell PCC
Wherwell Village Hall Committee
Wherwell History Group Committee
Wherwell School Governers
Church Restoration Team
PLUS .... Open Invitation to all villagers in Wherwell
..... to submit one or two of your own photographs
..... with captions of 50 words or less to:
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