Bury­ing the past!

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS - Cather­ine Lilling­ton News Re­porter cather­ine. lilling­ton@ coven­try­tele­graph. net

A TIME cap­sule buried at the site of the multi- mil­lion­pound Fri­ar­gate de­vel­op­ment sparked an an­gry re­ac­tion from Coven­try City fans who thought the club had been snubbed.

The cap­sule was buried on Thurs­day with a PR firm say­ing that a Wasps pro­gramme and Coven­try Blaze pro­gramme were among a num­ber of items in­cluded.

No men­tion was made of the city’s other sport­ing clubs and be­liev­ing the Sky Blues had been ig­nored in favour of their new land­lords some fans took to Face­book to com­plain.

But yes­ter­day mar­ket­ing firm Core said a Coven­try City pro­gramme was in the cap­sule – even though they hadn’t men­tioned it be­fore.

Sev­eral com­ments were posted un­der a pic­ture of the items in­cluded in the cap­sule, which will be opened in 2066. And David Good­win: Any­thing about Coven­try CITY ? Coven­try RFC? Per­haps some­thing about the schools & kids in the area, the re­cre­ation fa­cil­i­ties cil­i­ties in the fan­tas­tic­tas­tic parks? If none one of this went in n it’s an ab­so­lute dis­grace. If Wasps & Cov Blaze aree the only sport rt rep­re­sen­ta­tives ves is a shocker.”

When asked ed why the pro­gramme wasn’t in­cluded in the orig­i­nal list a spokesman for Core said that they didn’t have it at that time.

He added: “There were two items that hadn’t ar­rived in time to be in­cluded in the press brie brief­ing sent prior to the event,e that have now been in­cluded in the post- event re re­lease.”

The prog gramme in the ca cap­sule was from th the FA cup first rou round clash with North Northamp­ton, which city lost 2- 1. As well as pre­view­ing that game the pro­gramme also fo­cused on the 1987 FA Cup fi­nal when the Sky Blues mem­o­rably lifted the tro­phy.

Coven­try Rugby Club had noth­ing to rep­re­sent them in the can­is­ter and the Core spokesman ex­plained if some­thing wasn’t in­cluded it was be­cause it wasn’t sug­gested.

The cap­sule’s con­tents were said to have been cho­sen by Coven­try peo­ple.

Also among the con­tents were a cross of nails from Coven­try Cathe­dral, mod­els of cars from Jaguar Land Rover, a su­per­mar­ket re­ceipt, a copy of the Coven­try Tele­graph, a Her­bert Art Gallery what’s on guide and a badge mark­ing Coven­try’s City of Cul­ture bid.

Speak­ing when the cap­sule was buried by pupils from three Coven­try pri­mary schools Stephen Reynolds, of Fri­ar­gate Coven­try LLP, the part­ner­ship work­ing on the new district, said: “A time cap­sule is a great way to pro­vide a snap­shot of how the city looked in 2016 as well as cap­tur­ing our ideas of Coven­try in the fu­ture.”

The time cap­sule con­tain­ing ‘ all things Coven­try’ is laid in the ground at Fri­ar­gate. Pupils from St Os­burg’s, Spon Gate and All Saints C of E Pri­mary school were joined by the Rev David May­hew and the Wasps mas­cot Sting

Some of the arte­facts that made it into the time cap­sule

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.