When future generations stumble across a time capsule, the precious artefacts will be safe and totally preserved thanks to packaging specialist GWP.
The time capsule is an iM2620 Peli Storm case and has been buried by Alex Lomax of BBC’s Allotment Challenge fame, assisted by the people of the county of Wiltshire. The buried case now marks the spot widely believed to be the geographic core of the county. Fittingly an apple tree was planted alongside, at the ceremony, which was the highlight of last weekend’s Core Festival at Etchilhampton in Wiltshire (6 July 2014).
This idea was the brainchild of BBC Wiltshire presenter Ben Prater. Ben was often hearing that the county of Wiltshire didn’t have a centre, so he embarked on a quest to find and to celebrate Wiltshire’s core. Ben said: “We decided it would be fun to bury a time capsule full of memories and artefacts about Wiltshire in 2014. We knew we needed the capsule to be durable and to stand the test of time. I came across GWP’s cases when I covered a story about them being taken to the South Pole by Prince Harry and the Walking with the Wounded soldiers, so I knew the storm case would be perfect for this challenge.”
Ian Heskins, GWP’s Business Development Director was delighted to be able to help out with Ben’s request. Ian said: “GWP is proud to be a Wiltshire-based business, with plants in both North and South Wiltshire, so we were really pleased to be involved with this and are confident that the artefacts will be safe inside the Peli Storm case. It has a resin outer shell, is IP67 rated against water and dust and is crush proof and impact resistant. I’m told the apple tree is likely to live for around 100 years and I’m confident that the time capsule case will last even longer!”
For more information about Wiltshire’s Core, see www.facebook.com/BBCWiltshire for more information about GWP see: www.gwp.co.uk