Park Regis Birmingham, which is set to open in March 2016, has sealed the history of Birmingham and Five Ways with the burial of a time capsule containing some of the city’s most iconic treasures.
Buried in the grounds of the new hotel with help from pupils at neighbouring St George’s Church of England School, West House Preparatory School and Edgbaston High School, as well as the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Raymond Hassell, the time capsule is to remain sealed for the next 50 years.
Items buried in the capsule on Friday 27th November included a Peaky Blinders DVD, a traditional Birmingham Balti recipe, photographs of Five Ways Island before and after its multi-million pound transformation, as well as artwork and writing created by the schoolchildren marking a ‘day in the life of a 2015 pupil’.
Ramani Mattu, Year 5 pupil at Edgbaston High School for Girls, said: “I had a really amazing day burying the time capsule and meeting the Lord Mayor. I created work about my school so that people in the future can see what it’s like to be a pupil in 2015.”
Rebecca Delmore, Director of Sales at Park Regis Birmingham, said: “We have had a fantastic day bringing pupils from nearby schools to join us in the burial of our time capsule. With construction work ongoing ahead of our March opening, we had the perfect opportunity to work with the local community to capture some of the history of the city and to seal it for the next generation.”
PR by Clive Reeves PR Birmingham