The time capsule at Lichfield Community Fire Station

A time capsule has been buried to commemorate the opening of Lichfield Community Fire Station.

The time capsule at Lichfield Community Fire Station

Staff, community room users and members of the public helped collect items to go into the capsule before it was buried on July 13.

A futuristic drawing of what Rainbow Girl Guides thought fire engines may look like in 2043, ID badges, letters and photos of staff were among the items buried for those who open it in 25 years to look back on.

Station manager Damian Armstrong said: “It was fantastic to see so many people attend the burial and contribute to the contents of the capsule.

“There is such a good variation of items in the box so it should definitely make for an interesting find when it is opened.

“It is really important for us to celebrate the service’s history, where we are now and our hopes and expectations for the future. The members of the community are really at the heart of what we do so to have so many people involved in this occasion was brilliant to see.

“I hope when the capsule is opened in 25 years it gives the finders a taste of what the service was like in 2018, what the community were like and how we worked together to make Staffordshire safer.

“It will also be interesting to see if any of the predictions come true – a fire engine that can emit sonic waves to extinguish fires like one contributor drew would be amazing!”

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