Time capsule buried at community garden in Plaistow

PUBLISHED: 18:07 04 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:24 05 March 2013

Time capsule event at Uban Wilderness Gardens, Plaistow.

Time capsule event at Uban Wilderness Gardens, Plaistow.


An Olympic ticket from when runner Mo Farah took Olympic gold was among memorabilia buried in a time capsule.

Children belonging to a choir at Curwen Primary School joined residents as they lowered the time capsule last Friday at Urban Wilderness gardens.

Other items included a copy of the Newham Recorder, the Sun newspaper, a receipt to reflect the cost of shopping, and a USB stick with images showing how the derelict land on First Avenue in Plaistow was transformed into a community garden.

The Olympic ticket belonged to Newham councillor Forhad Hussain, who also attended the event.

A sign has been erected instructing residents involved with the garden to dig up the time capsule in 2022.

The community garden was set up in 2011 as a place for residents to grow vegetables and flowers and hold social events. Volunteers are still needed for tasks such as creating a pond.

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