Staff and residents from Woodthorpe Lodge care home in Loughborough were joined by the Mayor of Loughborough, Councillor Jennifer Tillotson, recently, to bury a time capsule in the home’s grounds.
The residents at Woodthorpe Lodge thought it would be interesting to future generations to learn about life in the care home, and what impact 2022 had on them.
Joined by students from Woodbrooke Vale School, the residents filled the time capsule with their own artwork and photographs of the staff members. The Woodbrooke Vale students added in some of their own work, about current news, history, and most importantly, football!
Ella Townsend, Woodbrooke Vale’s School Reception Administrator and Marketing Officer said,
‘As always this has been fantastic opportunity for the children at the school to have a project with the care home, the children have really outdone themselves with the challenge of what they wanted to place in the capsule.’
Councillor Tillotson was the first to break ground when the burying ceremony begun, joined by Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Charnwood, Les Cope-Newman. Councillor Tillotson said,
‘It has been an honour to help with burying the time capsule, and I hope the children who have helped with the items within the capsule will visit when this is opened again in the year 2042.’
When the time capsule was buried, residents, staff, and pupils enjoyed homemade refreshments with Mayor Tillotson and Les Cope-Newman. 85-year-old resident, Celia Wilkinson, said ‘What a wonderful afternoon – the children AND the Mayor – what a party!’
Charleen Trueblood, the Home Manager at Woodthorpe Lodge, said,
‘It was a pleasure to welcome all our guests to our time capsule burying. Our residents and the students from Woodbrooke Vale came up with some fantastic ideas to leave in the capsule – it was great to see both generations making their mark on our beautiful care home’s grounds.’
Woodthorpe Lodge is a residential and dementia care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 en-suite bedrooms and luxurious social spaces, Woodthorpe Lodge is proud to be rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.