A GROUP of North Yorkshire children buried a time-capsule at a new housing development near their school – this is what they buried.

Brierley Homes, a North Yorkshire housing development company, is currently overseeing the construction of new homes at the site in the village of Marton Cum Grafton.

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Children from Marton Cum Grafton Primary School were given a tour of the site by manager Alex Aitken and site engineer Mark Young, from the construction firm, Hobson and Porter.

The students then buried a time capsule at the development which included a lightbulb, letters and Covid-19 testing kits, among other things.

Matt O’Neill, Brierley Homes’ director, said the children were “very interested” in what they were doing and were “proud” to be associated with it.

He added: “They were also very proud to be associated with it through the burying of the time capsule and were excited to consider what people in the future will think of the contents when it is eventually uncovered.”

Cllr Derek Bastiman, North Yorkshire County Council’s executive member for business and economic development, said: “We are rightly proud of developments such as Yew Tree Farm.

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“I think burying a time capsule is a great way of the children leaving a lasting legacy of their visit here.”


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