A time capsule buried in Trowbridge town park for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee contains a copy of the Wiltshire Times from two weeks ago.

The issue dated Friday, June 3, 2022 is one of nearly 20 items buried in the time capsule on Tuesday (June 7) during a community engagement picnic in the park to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign.

The items were in the capsule buried by Trowbridge Ted and the town's mayor, Cllr Graham Hill, who also dedicated a newly-planted cherry tree during the afternoon event organised by Trowbridge Town Council.

The time capsule also included a daily national newspaper dated Tuesday June 7 2022; Celebrate Trowbridge Community paper Issue 04 March 2022; Discover Trowbridge Spring / Summer 2022; a face mask; The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee commemorative badge; a postcard from the Town Hall with a personalised message; a postcard of the Trowbridge Town Crier Trevor Heeks with a personalised message from him; a Trowbridge Town Crest; an Active Trowbridge pen; £3.88 in change – one of each coin in current circulation.

It also contained items and photographs from several local schools, including St John’s, The Grove, West Ashton, Newtown, Castle Mead, Bellefield, the Clarendon Academy, and a knitted mouse donated by Trowbridge Museum.