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Great Yarmouth Mayor buries time capsule for future residents to discover

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Great Yarmouth Mayor buries time capsule for future residents to discover

Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Cllr Graham Plant, has buried a time capsule full of memories relating to the last few years at Great Yarmouth’s new £26m swimming, sports, and leisure centre.

Back in 2021, the council invited members of the community to share their ideas on what they think should be included in a time capsule to be buried under the performance area in the new Marina Centre.

Items which will be buried in the capsule include events on a national such as Coronavirus updates, the Queen’s Jubilee and the 2021 census. There is also local news such as the media coverage for Visit Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2022, photos of the Marina Centre from the past, present and artists impressions and a photo of the current Mayor and Mayoress of Great Yarmouth, Cllr Plant, and his wife.

The Full List is of Items included in the time capsule are: 

  • 2022 guide
  • 2022 guided heritage walks leaflet
  • “I rode the snails” joyland badge
  • Invite to Queens jubilee civic service
  • Rambouillet guide
  • Cllr Thompson’s Mayoral civic ball order of service
  • Cllr Plant Mayor’s reception
  • Photo of Mayor (Plant) and Mayoress
  • 2021 census leaflet
  • GY Market place bag & loyalty card
  • Town Hall presentation folder
  • Town Hall ad in GY Mercury
  • Civic key ring
  • Small flag from jubilee celebrations
  • Flavours/PTT guide
  • GYBC councillor badge
  • Great Yarmouth magnets
  • GY stick of rock
  • GY pencil
  • Jubilee pen
  • GYBC tie
  • Wheels 2022 guide
  • Applauding our NHS poster
  • Covid marshal lanyard
  • Registration card for a LFT & LFT test
  • Sticker of GY shield
  • GY town hall open day trail
  • GYBC face mask
  • GY triathlon medal
  • Various progress photos of Marina Centre
  • Photos of Marina Centre from the past
  • Artists impressions of Marina Centre
  • Business cards from various MEET team members
  • Sticker of Alan the Herron
  • Hoardings timeline of Marina Centre
  • Rain poncho
  • Media coverage of Marina Centre
  • Poster of LFT for workplaces and businesses
  • Poster for COVID symptoms
  • Covid roadmap
  • Media coverage for Wheels 2022
  • Media coverage of former M&S / Sports Direct building
  • Media coverage of covid vaccine

Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Cllr Plant, said: "It was a great pleasure to be chosen to bury this time capsule and be a part of educating future generations to come what else was going on in the borough, and the country, whilst the Marina Centre was being rebuilt.”

Information and a virtual tour of the new Marina Centre is available online.

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