CHILDREN from a school in York have helped create a time capsule at the former Terry’s Chocolate Factory Site.

The capsule, which is located on the Chocolate Works development off Bishopthorpe Road, features about 100 submissions from local schools, as well as residents, former factory workers and historians from across York, including drawings, memorabilia and photographs. The initiative was originally launched in 2016 as a way of uniting new residents moving to The Chocolate Works.

Pupils from nearby Knavesmire Primary School, close to the development, were present to help bury the time capsule under the Chocolate Orange fountain on site.

Sharon Hyde, Sales Manager at The Chocolate Works, commented: “We are delighted to have finally buried the time capsule at our pioneering The Chocolate Works development, and would like to thank everyone who contributed drawings, memorabilia and photographs to it. The number of submissions we received for the capsule has far exceeded our expectations, which is fantastic to see.”

Knavesmire head Adam Cooper, said: “We’re so happy that our pupils were able to contribute to this special time capsule and attend the burial at The Chocolate Works. The children really enjoyed thinking of things to include and getting creative as part of this lovely community activity. We’d like to thank David Wilson Homes for reaching out and allowing us to be involved.”