A time capsule has been buried by local school children to mark the launch of a new Oakdale Care Group home in Duston, Northamptonshire.
Timken Grange, which has been built on the site of the British Timken factory, will provide luxury residential and dementia care for 66 people, with services including a café, cinema, hair salon and sky lounge.
Rachel Cadd, Home Manager at Timken Grange whose own father worked at Timken, said: “We are extremely proud of the strong heritage of British Timken and are excited to be opening our home on this historic site.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by everyone’s genuine effort to contribute to the time capsule and I am sure that it will be a great talking point for our residents and local community for years to come.”
A number of memorabilia items were buried by the children, including Timken rosettes, pens and pencils and copies of images of the factory in its heyday including VE Day and the annual show (copies kindly donated by Northamptonshire Archive & Heritage Service) and a two page precis on the History of British Timken.
Timken Grange is the second home to be built by LNT Care Developments for Oakdale.
Oakdale provides a care, accommodation and lifestyle package for an all-inclusive price.