A TIME capsule has been buried in a Kidderminster park to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.

The capsule, put together by members of the town’s Heritage Opportunities Group (HOGs), was placed in the Richard Eve Memorial in Brinton Park on Sunday, June 2 marking 60 years since the Queen’s Coronation.

It contains artefacts which record the happenings in Kidderminster during the Jubilee year such as programmes of events, photographs and souvenirs which have been donated and collected following an appeal by HOGs member and historian Gay Hill.

The Mayor of Kidderminster John Campion officially deposited the capsule in the memorial, which was witnessed by Cubs, Beavers and members of the Boys’ Brigade.

HOGs members hope the capsule will be discovered in 50 to 60 years time so people can see what life was like in 2012 and how the Jubilee year was celebrated in Kidderminster.

Mr Campion said: “It was a really nice piece of community spirited activity and was a culmination of 18 months of activities by young people and the civic society to recognise the great service of the Queen.

“It is so nice all those things were brought together in the time capsule and will be there for future generations. It will be nice for people to look back and see how it was in 2012/13.

“History is really important and it is what makes our society great and we can remember and celebrate it.”