PUPILS from two north Shropshire schools joined developers and members of the community to bury a time capsule full of memories at a new housing development.

Guests gathered at the Whitchurch Road site in Prees, near Whitchurch, where 27 affordable homes are being built by Shropshire developer Morris Property for the Wrekin Housing Group.

Lower Heath CE Primary and Prees CE Primary School children were invited to enter a competition earlier in the year to create artwork to showcase life in Shropshire in 2023.


Their winning entries were added to the time capsule with a range of items, including memorabilia from The King’s Coronation, the Lionesses World Cup achievements, a Barbie doll, among others.

The stainless-steel capsule was buried at the heart of the development, which Morris Property will hand over to The Wrekin Housing Group in early 2024.

The development offers a mix of one, two and three-bedroom houses and bungalows that will be available for affordable rents and shared ownership.

The new homes will be prioritised for those with a connection to the area, ensuring the much-needed affordable homes are available to local people.

Steve Swann, senior Development Manager at The Wrekin Housing Group said: “Burying a time capsule is a wonderful way to commemorate this project and it was a pleasure to watch the community come together to leave a legacy for future generations.

“I’m sure future residents will find the contents intriguing when it's unearthed.

“We hope some of these children may even live here then.” 

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Andy Richards, contracts manager at Morris Property, added: “We were delighted to be part of this project and play our part in local history.

“When judging the entries, we were fascinated to see how children depicted life in 2023 – there was everything from tractors and trees to solar panels and spaceships.

"It was a pleasure to watch the community come together to share these important memories for future generations."