School children bury time capsule in the Old Library building

Arts & Education

Springhead's Knowsley Junior School  pupils have recently buried a time capsule in the Old Library building on Union Street

The Old library is being refurbished as part of a major project to bring it back into public use. Staff from Gallery Oldham have been helping with the puplis history project.

The Year 5 children have been taking part in a history project with staff from Gallery Oldham. In one workshop they were shown a time capsule that was discovered in 1974 following a fire at the old Tommyfield Market Hall.

The puplis time capsule was donated by Tilbury Douglas who are renovating the building on behalf of Oldham Council,  it included self-portraits, a poem about Oldham in 2022 they had written, a list of their names, a Covid 19 test kit, a till receipt from Tesco, a school badge and a copy of a local newspaper.

The capsule is now hidden as part of the regeneration work on the Grade II listed building.