Swaffham school opens time capsule buried 25 years ago
- Credit: Ian Burt
It was a year which marked the end of the Cold War and the Gulf War and featured the deaths of both Robert Maxwell and Freddie Mercury.
The year 1991 also saw Swaffham school children bury a time capsule to be opened in 25 years.
On Saturday the capsule was opened at Swaffham Junior Academy's summer fair.
Former pupils and staff of the then South Greenhoe Middle School, who were at the burial, attended along with pupils, parents and teachers of Swaffham Junior Academy.
They were able to read their answers they wrote as children to questions on their hopes and ambitions for the future.
The time capsule also contained photographs and newspaper cuttings as well as a tape recording, the contents of which are not yet known.
Rachel Weedon, special needs co-ordinator at Swaffham Junior Academy, who was a pupil at South Greenhoe Middle School when the capsule was buried, said: 'I remember there was a real buzz at the time.
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'I never would have thought, I'd be standing here now, 25 years on, working at the school.
Swaffham Junior Academy will bury a time capsule later this year, to be opened in 2041.
The 1991 time capsule will be kept in Swaffham Musuem.