Adlington Hall is Burying a Time Capsule

November 19, 2015 4:37 pm

Adlington Hall

Adlington Hall, a stately home just outside of Adlington not far from Altrincham, has been undergoing a renovation and maintenance project in the last month. This comes, as the grand halls floor has had to be lifted and mended on one side.
Adlington Hall has therefore gone and seized the opportunity to be able to give society 100 years in the future an insight into our way of life. The Hall will be burying a time capsule under the floor filled with a lot of unique pieces of information and some very significant news stories that have happened recently. This information will give political, economical, cultural and social insights as these are the four building blocks and main key factors in society as we know it today.


Amongst the things Adlington Hall will be inclosing in the time capsule will be a dossier with the Halls staff information. Things such how long they have worked at the hall, their favourite sports and sports teams team, their hobbies and interests have all been included in the document. This information will give historians and sociologists an insight into the social behaviours and tendencies of people in this era.


There is a 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 included inside the box in case the currency of the future is different; this array of coins is also accompanied with a price list of essential price inelastic products such as petrol, milk, eggs and bread. This will give an economic insight into the actual figures for our time and what the costs of living where in this era. In turn, economists and educational facilities will find this useful for research purposes in the future and researching trends.
There is political information that is to be buried with the capsule. Things such as the Newspaper articles referring to the queen’s reign and articles about the royal birth have took pride position amongst the buried items. Other articles about the Syria crisis, Paris attacks and even information regarding the general election have also been placed within the political information that is to be buried. This will all be placed within the capsule to be able to help political researchers and historians of the next generations to be able to understand more in-depth about their roots and heritage.


Within the box, there is also an Adlington Hall guidebook and Wedding Brochure; to give people a glimpse into the traditional wedding services and the attractions that were popular in our day and age. There is also a list of the top 100 grossing films at the moment along with a list of the top 100 grossing music tracks. This will allow people to have an insight into our media culture and the melodic, visual media we take in as part of our day-to-day lifestyles.
All of the pieces of information that are to be buried hold vital significance in our daily life and could alter a historic perception of us in the future. Bridget from Adlington hall when questioned about why they were burying the time capsule said;

“We have found the experience of pulling together a time capsule very interesting. Trying to imagine what people would be interested in knowing in the future makes you think about the past. What would we like to know about our predecessors? What would we like to see in a time capsule from the early 1900’s. We have decided to include a mixture of information ranging from who works at Adlington and who got married here in 2015 through to how much is a litre of milk and what is the most popular TV programme of the year. We really hope that in another 100 years they find our little snapshot of Adlington life of interest”

Over the years, the infamous Leigh family have been able to pass down some treasures, which can be seen throughout the house today. This time capsule simply adds to those historic treasures.

Find out more by visiting Adlington Hall

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