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Press Release

29 March 2016

Turning back time for Wykeham House

A time capsule containing 100 years of memories from Wykeham House School, originally buried in 2013, was re-interred in the gardens of Westbury Manor Museum earlier today. The move signifies the importance of the recently closed School and its prestigious position within the Borough.

The idea for the time capsule was originally thought up by students and staff during meetings that were held leading up to the Centenary of the School.  It was filled with items from various groups within the school at a Centenary Service held at Holy Trinity Church on 18 April 2013.

The chosen items were placed into the box during the service with an explanation of why they had been included.

The selected items included: prospectuses; 1st edition of the Association newsletter; Head Girl's school report; photo albums of memories and the classrooms, a toy bus, Programmes from events and Speech Day, hymn book, a house badge, a teddy bear, pens, mug and a boater.

Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Mike Ford says, "I am delighted that we have been able to provide a solution that will safeguard the memories associated with Wykeham House for generations to come."

Chairman of Wykeham House Association, Mrs Louise Clubley says, "I am delighted that Fareham Council and the Mayor were able to ensure the capsule was re-interred within the Borough in memory of Wykeham House School and its long association with Fareham."

ENDS

For further information contact:

Katy Ladyman, PR and Marketing Officer, Tel: 01329 824518

fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk



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