Two Time Capsules Buried

Following the archaeological discoveries made at the location of the new Llangefni Link Road last Summer, which were described at the time by Archaeologists as a ‘time capsule’, the team felt it would be a good idea to invite students from the neighbouring College and Nursery, as well as pupils from Canolfan Addysg y Bont, to be fill and bury their own time capsules.

Students on the Independent Living Skills course at Coleg Menai filled their time capsule with a variety of items including photographs, newspapers and take away menus.

They visited site on Thursday, 9th February to bury their time capsule adjacent to the new roundabout which will, in the future, become an entrance to the Coleg Menai Pencraig site.

On Friday, 17th February 2017 the pupils of Canolfan Addysg y Bont visited site to bury their time capsule which was to be buried adjacent to Meithrinfa Medra, close to where the new link Road joins the existing road at Ffordd y Coleg.

The pupils had been very busy preparing a vast variety of items for the time capsule, including letters to the future, their school uniform, a class photo and details of shops and fast food outlets available to them in 2017.

In the same capsule were items prepared by the children who attended Meithrinfa Medra. Each room at the nursery had prepared a book about themselves, their photos, what they ate and artwork they had made. They also included the Nursery’s price list. All their items were put in a hessian bag and placed in the container with those of Canolfan Addysg y Bont.

Both time capsules have now been buried and a slab with a plaque has been laid as a marker for those living in Llangefni in 2067 to open the capsules to see if, and how, times have changed since 2017.