Prestonians urged to help fill the Guild Time Capsule

Posted on - 7th May, 2014 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston



A plea has gone out to Prestonians to suggest what should be placed in a time capsule to be buried in September.

The large green metallic tube had a rare outing last Friday afternoon. Coinciding with the Winckley Weekender, the time capsule was paraded down Cross Street before being set-up for a photo shoot in Winckley Square.

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This was the finished version, handed over to the council ready to be filled with things suggested by the people of Preston and to be buried on September 6 marking the anniversary of Guild Week.

The Guild Capsule was supported by the Guild Link Charity, established to support and facilitate events in the arts, sports and culture in the inter-Guild years inspired by the successful 2012 Guild and which can hopefully create important legacies for the people of Preston to enjoy over the next 18 years in the build up to Guild 2032.

Guild Mayor Councillor Carl Crompton unveiled the design of the Preston Guild Time Capsule at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, on 31 December 2012.


The capsule was designed at UCLan by students and staff. A miniature prototype was developed by staff in the University’s School of Art Design and Performance and Rapid Prototyping Unit.

Coun Veronica Afrin, the Mayor of Preston presented a capsule prototype to the people of Preston in August 2013 on the steps of the Harris Museum.

Professor Rod Dubrow Marshall, chairman of the board of the Preston Guild Link Charity said: “The Guild Time Capsule carries inside it the memories and creativity of this generation as we look ahead to the next Guild. The Capsule will tell all who were in 2032 what Preston Guild 2012 meant to us and why we were so proud of it and of our City back in 2012.”

Have a look a some more pictures from the day on Flickr.

Let us know what you would like to be in the Time Capsule in the comments below

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