A little piece of March history has been kept for posterity this week when pupils from a town school buried a time capsule.
Three pupils from Burrowmoor School, Fred Fisher, Robert Shepherd and Sam Wood, helped bury a time capsule on a new £1.4million housing development site in Gaul Road.
The capsule was filled with items by Key Stage 2 pupils that represent life in March in 2014.
Town Crier Bernard Keane was also present and ceremoniously announced the start of work on the site by leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group.
Chris Cole, Sanctuary’s head of development for the South East, said: “We hope that when the time capsule is opened 50 years from now it will give future generations a real insight into the history of March. March may be very different in 2064 but the housing we’re creating will provide quality homes to local residents until then and beyond.”
The developers are building a mixture of two, three and four bedroom family homes, 10 of which are available as shared ownership and 42 as affordable rent properties. It is part of the 2011-2015 Affordable Homes Programme and will receive investment from the Homes and Communities Agency.
Sanctuary has appointed Langwith as the contractor for the scheme, which is expected to be complete in spring next year.
Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland’s Cabinet Member for environment and growth, joined the burial party along with representatives from the Sanctuary Group and contractors Langwith.