Burying the past!
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