Dec 6 2012 by Hannah Bewley, Harrow Observer
OBJECTS representing Brent this year have been placed in the ground for future generations to discover.
Community representatives, young people and schoolchildren buried a time capsule in the heart of the new Civic Centre, which contains a selection of items representing life in Brent in 2012 which were chosen by Brent Council staff, school children and the wider community via a competition.
It includes photographs, Olympic memorabilia, material from the Brent Museum and poems, drawings and stories from children.
Council Leader Muhammad Butt (Labour) said: “It is envisaged that the time capsule will be opened in 50 to 100 years time, and that its contents will provide a deeper understanding of what life was like in Brent when the Civic Centre was built. The items within the time capsule also demonstrate the rich diversity of culture and activities in Brent.”
The ceremony took place at the Civic Centre site, Engineers Way, on Friday last week.
Two students from Claremont High School Academy won the competition to have their objects preserved. Ali Mosawi and Jakub Staniszewski created an audio CD and a mini Olympic Torch.