Why do you want to hear my story?

While public buildings like the Town Hall have an important role to play in official history, it’s the part they play in people’s lives that can make them really interesting. Not many people would remember when the Town Hall screened films, was a central meeting point for protests and celebrations or held regular dances. Remembering how the Town Hall was used in the past can help us look at it now with fresh eyes. 

What can go in the time capsule?

  • Photographs and newspaper articles printed in archival quality paper
  • invitations, tickets, postcards
  • textiles

What can't go into the time capsule?

  • rubber
  • digital records and recordings in formats that may be obsolete in 50 years 
  • poor quality paper and water soluble inks