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Excitement as Time Capsule is discovered in Kilner jar. 101-year old copy of newspaper in it.

Rector Richard Steel of St John's Church, Kirkheaton, tells of discovery

Seeing is believing! Workers pose with the Kilner jar containing the Time Capsule unearthed during demolition work at the Old School.

Builders have unearthed a time capsule under the foundation stone of the extension on what was the old Kirkheaton National School (Huddersfield) which is being demolished.

It’s in a Kilner jar and perfectly preserved.

The rector of the church which owns the old school building, is Rev Richard Steel who has read the date on the newspaper inside – June 14, 1913 .

He has been in touch with Tolson Museum, Dalton, to arrange a time for their staff to come over and open it safely.

Richard said: “This is almost exactly 100 years old, we can’t actually see the date on the copy of the paper inside, (which may be the Examiner), as we can see a small paragraph mentioning the fact that we are laying the stone.

“In a Kilner jar, it is perfectly preserved. There looks like there might be some other papers in there too. Everyone here is very excited.”


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