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.”