Felixstowe Time Capsule

Residents of Cotman House Care Home in Felixstowe have been taking part in a historical event of preparing a time capsule that was buried in Felixstowe and planned to be dug up in 100 years time.

Four residents were invited to record their memories of Felixstowe in the past. They were then recorded onto a video with relevant pictures. The subjects that they spoke about were ‘the floods of 1953’ (Audrey Baker), ‘the memories of the life as a river pilot’s wife’ (Margaret Ballie), ‘the life as a fisherman’s wife’ ( Janet Hill) and ‘how Felixstowe has changed’ ( George Pollard)

The recordings were placed into the Time Capsule along with other items such as drawings done by school children of how they picture houses and transport in a hundred years’ time and letters and stories written by various members of the community.

The capsule was then buried by the Mayor of Felixstowe – Graham Newman, in the Town Hall gardens. We went along to watch the ceremony and then had tea and cakes in the Town Hall.

Cotman House provides residential care in a purpose built environment for up to 61 elderly people over looking the Felixstowe Bay.

If you would like to find out more about life at Cotman House and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5321 or cotmanhouse@CaringHomes.org.

Cotman House

Home Manager

Rebecca Bewley


Cotman House,
Garfield Road,
IP11 7PU

0808 223 5321
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