Time capsule holds items from town

Members of both groups are shown with the time capsule with Paul Avery, senior customer adviser at Newcastle Building Society's Cramlington branch.
Members of both groups are shown with the time capsule with Paul Avery, senior customer adviser at Newcastle Building Society's Cramlington branch.

The memories of a Northumberland town have been buried in a time capsule for future generations to uncover.

Newcastle Building Society has been working with members of Cramlington Juniors football club and the Knitty Knatters to fill a time capsule which has now been placed in the walls of its newly refurbished branch in Cramlington’s Manor Walks Shopping Centre.

The time capsule includes a number of mementoes from both groups including a picture of Cramlington Juniors, a football top and a tie, while Knitty Knatters donated a CD containing their story, some knitted items, newspaper clippings about the group and NBS included a Tyneside history book.

Construction work is now finished on the new look branch, which will open this weekend.

Cramlington branch manager, Kelly Beattie, said: “We have been part of the local community for over 30 years, during which time the town centre as well as the town itself has grown.

“When we decided to redevelop our branch to make it even better we wanted to mark the occasion and we thought to capture present time was a great way to do that.

“Newcastle has worked with both Cramlington Juniors and Knitty Knatters before so it made sense to involve them in our time capsule project.

“The launch of the branch is fast approaching us and we can’t wait to move into our new home and show our customers their much improved branch.”