Work on Hull Minster’s roof has revealed a ‘time capsule’ left from a previous renovation carried out in the early 1970s. During work on the nave roof, as part of a general transformation of the 700 year old building, newspapers and other memorabilia were found as the outer roof cladding was stripped away.
At 1 o’clock on Thursday, 7th September, during the Heritage Open Days, members of Hull Minster’s History Group will reveal the items found and put them on display in the north choir aisle of the minster.
Now Hull Minster is planning to mark the 2017 renovation by placing its own time capsule into the roof space for future generations to find and wants suggestions from the public of items to include.
John Lawson, organiser of the Hull Minster History Group said: “2017 has been a spectacular year already for Hull Minster and the city of Hull. Visitors have flocked to the minster to find out more about this amazing place and we want to reflect that by getting ideas from them about what the specially designed time capsule should include. We have limited space in the capsule so will have to be selective in deciding what to include that will tell the story of this church as a new minster and Hull’s time as City of Culture.
"During the Heritage Open Days we want visitors to come along and suggest what they would include. There will be an opportunity for them to write down their suggestions and tell us why it is important to include that item in the 2017 time capsule”.
This is a free event and members of the public are welcome to turn up and participate.