The end of an era at Uttoxeter Fire Station will be commemorated on 2nd June when a time capsule is buried in the grounds of the new station.
"The time capsule will create a legacy because it means the young people who have contributed to it will have a connection to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for the rest of their lives."
Uttoxeter Watch Manager, Gary Phillips
The capsule has been put together by the team at Uttoxeter Fire Station and items inside include photographs of staff from the 1980s, a list of names of all of the current members of staff, written prayers and drawings from firefighter’s children as well as children who attend the adjacent Cheeky Monkey’s nursery.
The ceremony will begin at 1.00pm and various representatives from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be giving speeches before the event. Uttoxeter Watch Manager, Gary Phillips said: "The time capsule will create a legacy because it means the young people who have contributed to it will have a connection to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for the rest of their lives."
Sarah Bryan, Manager at Cheeky Monkeys said: "The children at Cheeky Monkeys are fascinated by the fire station so we were delighted when we were invited to take part in the time capsule ceremony.
"The children have worked hard drawing pictures and picking photographs to represent a day in the life of a ‘Cheeky Monkey’ so that in the future whoever opens the capsule can see how the children got to nursery, what they wore and the activities they did on a daily basis."
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service personnel, Cheeky Monkeys staff and children will watch as the capsule is buried underneath the new watch office at Uttoxeter Fire Station. The new £2.1 million fire station, which will come complete with community facilities, is due to open in just one year’s time.
The new fire station is already taking shape and the metal framework is now complete. The appliance and the 17 retained firefighters, who work at Uttoxeter Fire Station are now operating out of temporary accommodation, located at the front of the site.