Time capsule marks start of work on £6m Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

Allison Mann, Amanda Delaney-Smith and Heidi Travis burying the time capsule on the site of the new Thorpe Hall Hospice. Photo: Paul Marriott Photography EMN-141109-104041001
Allison Mann, Amanda Delaney-Smith and Heidi Travis burying the time capsule on the site of the new Thorpe Hall Hospice. Photo: Paul Marriott Photography EMN-141109-104041001
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The past and present of a hospice has been captured for future generations in a time capsule buried by staff and volunteers on the site of a new building.

Old photos, staff and patient memories, newspaper cuttings and hospice memorabilia were sealed into the steel capsule at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice this week.

The capsule was buried to mark the start of building work on the new state-of-the-art hospice.

More than 80 staff and volunteers sporting wellies, then got stuck in cutting the turf with spades and shovels, giving the builders a helping hand with the foundations.

Thorpe Hall head of clinical services Alison Mann described it as a “truly exciting day for everyone involved with Thorpe Hall Hospice.”

Work is expected to take 37 weeks.