Time capsule pub is off to a Hurley Flyer

School council pupils from Westgate Primary School, Daniel, Bethany, Lizzie, Rebecca, Trafford and Benjamin planted a time capsule in the beer garden of the newly opened Hurley Flyer pub on Westgate on Monday, with the help of Mayor of Lancaster coun June Ashworth, RNLI lifeboat crew member Colin Midwinter, pub manager Darren Key and Morecambe FC manager Jim Bentley.
School council pupils from Westgate Primary School, Daniel, Bethany, Lizzie, Rebecca, Trafford and Benjamin planted a time capsule in the beer garden of the newly opened Hurley Flyer pub on Westgate on Monday, with the help of Mayor of Lancaster coun June Ashworth, RNLI lifeboat crew member Colin Midwinter, pub manager Darren Key and Morecambe FC manager Jim Bentley.
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In 50 years’ time, children of the future will dig up the grounds of a new Morecambe pub.

And when they do, they will uncover an insight into what life was like in 2013.

Newspapers, letters, drawings and CDs of favourite music were among the items buried in a time capsule outside the new Hurley Flyer pub near Morecambe Football Club.

They were collected by pupils from Westgate Primary School and Children’s Centre and put there, marked by a plaque with the date of the burial, with the ope the capsule will be dug up in 2063.

The placing of the time capsule was part of the official opening of the Marstons-owned pub, named after the town’s Hurley Flyer lifeboat.

Morecambe FC manager Jim Bentley, the new Mayor of Lancaster June Ashworth and the crew of the other Hurley Flyer from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) were also present

Darren Key, manager of the Hurley Flyer pub, said: ”The time capsule is not only a fascinating project for youngsters to take part in, but it’s also quite symbolic for us too.

“We’re at the exciting beginning of something new with the Hurley Flyer, which will be around for generations of families to enjoy.”