Time capsule buried at tree planting event in Cranleigh

Children in Cranleigh have given future generations a glimpse into the life of the village in 2018 by burying a time capsule during a special tree planting event.

Friday, 30th November 2018, 3:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 2:35 am
CALA Homes held a tree planting and time capsule burial event with the childrern who live on the development at Amlets Place in Cranleigh where it was held SUS-181128-130737001

Held as part of National Tree Week which runs from November 24 until December 2, children who live on the Amlets Place development in the village were invited to take part in the event by housebuilder CALA homes.

Nicki Dennis, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes (South Home Counties) said: “This has been a fun project for the children to get involved in and a wonderful opportunity for them to make their mark on their own neighbourhood.

“We wanted to commemorate National Tree Week by planting trees to provide environmental benefits for the development, as well as making it a beautiful place to live, and we thought what better way to include the community in the project than encouraging the local children to bury a time capsule under one of the trees.”

Included in the time capsule were written pieces the children wrote about themselves, their families and living at the development, as well as drawings, and toys.

Some more imaginative pieces included a more technical drawing of the development, and a letter full of wishes for their children’s future.

The children were joined by their families, members of the CALA Homes sales team, and Urban Vista Landscapers for the burial and tree planting.

Nick added: “As well as providing housing for future generations, we strive to create a sense of community.

“It was brilliant to involve the children in this project and the time capsule will give people living at Amlets Place in years to come, an insight into what was happening locally when the development was created.

“It’s great to have this important piece of the site’s history now buried within its foundations and we can’t wait for it to be discovered in years to come.”

For more information about CALA Homes, visit www.cala.co.uk