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Students fill milk churn time capsule – to be opened in 2222

Students fill milk churn time capsule – to be opened in 2222

Wednesday 01 February 2023

Students fill milk churn time capsule – to be opened in 2222

Wednesday 01 February 2023

Young students from across the island's primary schools have placed items into a time capsule to commemorate the 200th anniversary of St Peter Port's iconic Market Buildings.

The capsule, an old milk churn donated by Guernsey Dairy, will be buried in the tunnels running beneath the buildings’ inner street where preserved meat and other goods used to be stored.

Commemorative badges and pins, branded school caps, a statue of St. Mary and various other items were amongst the things that will be locked away for two centuries. 


Pictured: The capsule in front of the first Market building, completed in 2022.

Sonia Taylor, Director of Bailiwick Estates, thanked all the students for the thought put into their items on behalf of their schools. 

She noted how interesting it would’ve been to have a children’s time capsule from 1822 to open today, as she labelled the 2022 offering an opportunity to give “something to the children of the future”.  

The time capsule is a unique opportunity for the primary school students to leave their mark in history and for future generations to see how society has changed.”


Pictured: Forest students placing a unique scroll into the capsule. 

Forest Primary School decided to design a scroll for the project featuring images and descriptions of what students are doing now, and what they hope to do in the future. These were placed on silhouettes of The Queen and The King. 

Elizabeth College Junior School chose a copy of the Elizabethan yearbook for future discovery in 2222.

Headteacher Richard Fyfe explained how the magazine takes a snapshot of college life from early years all the way up to sixth form studies and experiences. 

Current primary pupils included a handwritten note signposting to pages they found interesting.  

Bailiwick Estates has also opened a detailed and photographic anniversary exhibition in the George Crossan Gallery which opens to the public from today. You can read more about it HERE


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