Time capsule buried at Brent’s Civic Centre

Memorabilia will remain underground for more than 50 years

A time capsule set to remain underground for more than 50 years has been buried in Brent’s new Civic Centre today (30).

Young people and schoolchildren from Claremont High School in Claremont Avenue Kenton, joined community representatives including Brent Youth Parliament and Brent councillors to mark the occasion.

The time capsule contains photographs, Olympic memorabilia, and poems, drawings and stories from the borough’s children.

All the items were chosen by Brent Council staff, Brent residents and school pupils as part of a competition launched this summer.

Cllr Muhammad Butt, Leader of Brent Council, said: “The time capsule is a very important part of the Civic Centre project as it will be our legacy to future generations.”

The contents of the capsule represent life in Brent in 2012 and will commemorate what was happening in the area during the construction of the �100m building, which is set to open its doors next year.

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Cllr Butt added: “It is envisaged that the time capsule will be opened in 50 to 100 years time, and that its contents will provide a deeper understanding of what life was like in Brent when the Civic Centre was built.”