The Fascinating World of Time Capsules

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Contemporary Time Capsule

On 21 March 2017 a time capsule bearing the name of its creator, James D Robinson, was ‘sealed’ at an informal gathering in a local church hall. It was subsequently transferred to the nearby Durham County Record Office, at County Hall, in the City of Durham, where it will reside in their archive facility for the next 300 years.

The capsule contains an eclectic mix of texts and images along with a number of artefacts, and is scheduled to be opened on 21 March 2317. James D Robinson has also produced a booklet, which has been distributed to archives around the world in an effort to make sure the time capsule is not forgotten in the coming centuries.