School children bury time capsule at Truro retirement development

Churchill Living has invited local school children to its Tregolls Lodge retirement development in Truro to help bury a time capsule on site.

Pupils from Tregolls School’s “pupil parliament” joined Owners from the Lodge to bury the time capsule. The children each brought with them a piece of their best work which included paintings, stories and maths, along with a Tregolls School t-shirt.

Tregolls Lodge Owners also put in a copy of the West Briton newspaper, along with some Cornish tartan ribbon, a letter from the Queen to a couple in the Lodge who celebrated their diamond wedding in September, some photos of the Owners’ ancestors, and a mini paper bible.

Rhiannon Whitehouse, a teacher at Tregolls School, said: “This has been a fun project for the school to get involved in and a wonderful opportunity for the children to meet with people from the wider community in Truro and learn from them about the past. We’re very grateful to Churchill Living for organising the visit - all of the pupils worked very hard on their contributions for the time capsule, which I’m sure our descendants will have a lot of enjoyment looking through one day. We had great fun thinking about what people in the future will think when they dig it up!”

Jo Ridehalgh, Regional Marketing Executive at Churchill Living, added:

We were delighted to host the children from Tregolls School and were grateful for their help in making our time capsule extra special with their fantastic work. Our Owners enjoyed talking with the pupils, and we hope that some of the same children can return with their own families one day to see the capsule dug up.

Located at the bottom of St Clements Hill, Tregolls Lodge is a collection of 59 one and two bedroom privately owned retirement apartments and shared facilities, designed exclusively for the over 60s. Apartments boast spacious rooms throughout and an ideal combination of design and functionality.

he fully fitted, stylish kitchens include a built in fridge and freezer, hob and an oven, which is located at an easy-reach height. All of the properties benefit from illuminated light switches for added convenience. Owners also enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted camera entry system for the highest level of security and a 24 hour emergency call system.

With less to worry about, Owners have more time to do the things they enjoy, such as having family or friends to stay in the development’s well-appointed Guest Suite, enjoying a chat with neighbours, or attending one of the regular social events in the Owners’ Lounge.

For more information on the apartments available at Tregolls Lodge, visit the show complex open Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, call 01872 464 298 or click here.