Silica history burial

PUBLISHED: 09:08 21 December 2006 | UPDATED: 10:22 24 May 2010

FUTURE generations will now be able to discover what the people of Weston were up to as time stands still in a capsule buried underneath Silica. Traders Mike Finch and Clare Brown, along with Councillor John Crockford-Hawley, artist Wolfgang Buttress and

FUTURE generations will now be able to discover what the people of Weston were up to as time stands still in a capsule buried underneath Silica.Traders Mike Finch and Clare Brown, along with Councillor John Crockford-Hawley, artist Wolfgang Buttress and project manager Mark Luck all lent a hand burying the sealed container under the structure at Big Lamp Corner.The time capsule contains four envelopes. The first has a press envelope that contains local and national newspapers. The second is a project envelope which includes a planning statement, a stop that carrot protest poster, a Civic Pride bid document and copies of letters for and against the project. The third is a Weston envelope with postcards, a Knightstone Island sales pack, a visitor guide, a sea defence leaflet and a shopping receipt. The fourth is a local traders envelope which holds menus, flyers, clothing, carrier bags and letters.The £280,000 piece of artwork is the final part of the £1million redevelopment of Big Lamp Corner and forms the part of the £11million improvement plan for the town centre called the Civic Pride Initiative.* Pictured: Wolfgang Buttress carries the capsule with Mike Finch, John Crockford-Hawley, Clare Brown and Mark Luck.

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