Children at Thakeham Pre-School took great delight in filling a time capsule to be buried in the gardens of their new premises at Abingworth Meadows ready for future generations to discover.
Oakford Homes, who are building the neighbouring new homes in conjunction with Abingworth Developments, donated the time capsule to mark the pre-school’s arrival at Abingworth Meadows. The pre-school already forms an integral part of Thakeham village community and is set to prosper even further in its specially designed new building.
“We are delighted to offer this gesture,” said Coralie Thomas who presented the time capsule to the pre-school manager, Sharon Rance, on behalf of Oakford Homes. “Having such a wonderful pre-school at Abingworth Meadows is a real bonus for the growing community here and we’re delighted to see the children settling in so quickly to their new home.”
Sharon Rance added, “It was wonderful to receive the time capsule from Oakford Homes. We asked all the children what they thought would be the best things to go into it for future boys and girls to discover one day. So as well as some of the special pictures that they’ve made, they voted for a Peppa Pig toy to go in and one little girl wanted to put a feather in there so we’ve included that too.”
A history of the pre-school, a staff photo and photos of the current intake of children were also added before the time capsule was sealed. It was then buried in a corner of the outdoor play area and will hopefully remain undiscovered for many years.
Abingworth Meadows will feature amenities for all generations, including football pitches, a cricket green with a pavilion, a village store and a new village hall, due to open later this year.
For more information about Thakeham Pre-School, contact Sharon Rance on 01798 817437.
New homes currently available are priced from £699,950 and some of the detached houses offer views overlooking the new cricket green or the Abingworth Meadows pond. More details are available from the show home and marketing suite which is open daily from 10am to 5pm (01798 879140).