EASTLEIGH schoolchildren have buried their memories in the grounds of a new retirement village.

Pupils from Stoke Park Junior School spent weeks collecting magazines, photographs, letters and toys which capture modern life.

Now they’ve buried them in a time capsule in the grounds of Anchor retirement village, in Church Road, Bishopstoke, which is due to open early next year.

Pupils, their headteacher Matt Johnson, Anchor staff and building contractor Willmott Dixon all joined in at the special ceremony, where documents relating to the build were also buried.

Bishopstoke Park village adviser, Fiona Bacon said: “Everyone has been looking forward to burying the time capsule.

“The pieces collected by the children and papers relating to Bishopstoke Park will be important historic documents when they are read in 2064.”

Headteacher, Matt Johnson, said: “This has been a fantastic opportunity for children at Stoke Park Junior School to be involved in this project.

“When considering what should be included in the time capsule, we looked at what had changed in the 50 years that our school has been opened and then asked the children what they thought Bishopstoke Park would look like in 50 years’ time.

“The contents reflect life in 2014 with letters to be opened by future generations.”