Reunion will reveal secrets of Caister time capsules.

Reunion will reveal secrets of Caister time capsules.

In the year 2000 each class at Caister Junior School filled time capsules with photos, art work, memories and even letters they had written to their future selves.

When sealing the time capsules pupils were also given an invitation to return to the school on July 18 2015 to open them up again.

The capsules have been kept safe in a school storage cupboard over the years, and have gone undisturbed.

Teacher Julie Freeman said: “As one of the members of staff still teaching in the school, I’ve been given the job of organising the reunion and pulling everything together.”

The list of attendees is growing too, with people coming from far and wide. Lorna Adcock, who now lives in Plymouth, said: “So looking forward to coming up from Cornwall to see some old friendly faces.”

Julie has been using the Facebook page ‘Caister Middle School Reunion 2015’, set up by ex-pupil Ryan Barnes, to connect with ex-pupils.

Ryan, who lives in Perth, Australia is returning to Caister for the reunion.

He said: “My ticket is at the ready! Looking forward to seeing so many old faces.”

Others aren’t travelling quite so far, like Sarah Davies and Dan Bartram who now teach at the school.

However, Julie is concerned because not everybody uses Facebook, the message might not get out.

“We wanted to do something memorable, I’d hate for anyone to miss out”, she said.

Any staff or pupils at the school in 2000 are invited to attend the reunion at the school on July 18 at 2.30pm.

Julie is also campaigning to find out the location of another time capsule, buried in 1978.

If anyone has any information about this capsule, or any questions about the reunion, email

This news story was provided by Great Yarmouth Mercury

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