2020: A Time Capsule

I found this BBC article online about 37 suggestions from all around the world that might tell the story of 2020 if placed in a Time Capsule.


It got me thinking about what I would add to that time capsule to mark this unusual year.

What about you? Let me know in the comments.

58 thoughts on “2020: A Time Capsule

  1. There’s been talking of making a time capsule in our nearby town. Whilst tearing down the old radio station building, someone noted that a time capsule had been put there a couple a few decades or so ago. So it looks like they’re going to did it up and put in a new one before the new building is built.

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  2. As it turns out . . our family started filling a time capsule in September. I us is for the grand son, who is just a year old. So far, we have a newspaper, coins and paper bills, letters from some of us, and a dated Christmas ornament recently. I suppose we ought to include some current trendy things. It is a work in progress.

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    1. I often think time capsules are opened far too soon, Michele. It will be a nice memory for your grandson, but so much of it will still be common knowledge. Perhaps he can pass it down the generations, unopened?
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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  3. A simple note pad with tear off sheets, advertising for financial services, given free to someone who passed it on to me. I use it every Saturday evening for the zoom quiz my daughter’s friends run. A window into the outside world and a way of keeping tab what day of the week it is! The quiz depends on honesty. No one can see your wrong answers or empty spaces. After 5 or 6 rounds tot up your total and put up your hand when the quizmaster says over 20, over 30…. No going out on a cold winter’s night to sit in a noisy pub or cold church hall for traditional quiz nights!

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  4. Fascinating article. I noticed the inclusion of a bread knife. Surely a sourdough starter would need to be included. I’ve made all our bread for many decades and started on sourdough about eight years ago, so was ahead of the game this year.

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  5. This is an interesting idea..we are living in an unusual time. I see so many πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ walkers, escaping lockdown. Gardeners ..trying to soothe their minds..online shoppers..more πŸ“¦ boxes I have ever seen delivered. I might start this time capsule. Thanks

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    1. Glad to give you some ideas. Delivery boxes have ceratinly been a feature of this past year. Perhaps we should include some Amazon profit sheets in the capsule? πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.


  6. What I would want put in the time capsule is not an artefact, but a concept: fear. This has dominated global thinking this year and, although I know my suggestion is both impracticable and unrealisable, I would like to see it exorcised, as far as possible. I feel we have become crippled by it. Cheers, Jon.

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