The Fascinating World of Time Capsules


Newspaper Time Capsule

In April 2010 an urn container from 1876 was found under a granite slab in the United Reformed Church. The content (newspapers and photographs) was perfectly preserved. The forgotten time capsule dating back to 1876 has been discovered by builders buried under an enormous granite slab beneath a church memorial.

The stone jar, which contains newspapers, sermons and a photograph of the then minister was found during renovation work at the United Reformed Church in Macclesfield, Cheshire. The newspapers contained stories about a young boy jailed for throwing stones through windows and an old man being knocked down by a dog cart.