A TIME capsule with items representing life in Huddersfield at the start of the new millennium has been buried under the town's new Kingsgate shopping centre.
Examiner readers and schoolchildren suggested some of the contents for the time capsule, which has been positioned under Kingsgate's main shopping mall.
The items were chosen by a panel of judges.
The stainless steel time capsule was made by Huddersfield Technical College students Martin Golding and Simon Whitton.
Martin and Simon are fourth-year students on the City & Guilds course in fabrication and welding.
A plaque, designed by art students at the college and marking the burial spot, will be unveiled at a later date, when the people who suggested the items will be invited to attend.
Kingsgate is due to open to shoppers on March 1. The capsule will be opened to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2027.
Kingsgate centre manager Jonathan Hardy said: "We hope this will become a talking point with shoppers when the centre opens for trading.
"The capsule is a fantastic piece of engineering and people have come up with some excellent ideas.
"The items chosen provide a true representation of life in Huddersfield."
The items included were an aerial photograph of Huddersfield town centre; a bottle of Ben Shaws dandelion and burdock; current UK currency; Harry Potter items; a TV listings guide; shopping till receipts for department store Beatties; a Now 2002 CD; a Huddersfield Town football programme; a copy of the Examiner reporting the September 11 terrorist attacks and a photograph of the Queen and Prince Philip.
A copy of the Examiner's News Pages From History has also been buried along with a brass plate listing the names of the people who suggested the items.