BIG DAY: Somerset residents and Somerset deputy mayor Dan Hall are keen to open the Moore time capsule.
BIG DAY: Somerset residents and Somerset deputy mayor Dan Hall are keen to open the Moore time capsule. Contributed

Mystery surrounds opening of time capsule from 1988

THE township of Moore, north of Toogoolawah, will have a snippet of its history revealed this weekend.

A time capsule from 1988 will be cracked open at 10am on Saturday, July 13.

The Somerset council is inviting the community to the opening of the Moore Time Capsule, a Bicentennial project.

Celebrations will be held at the site of the time capsule, off the D'Aguilar Hwy in the Moore township and will involve students from nearby Linville State School.

Somerset council community development co-ordinator Amy Stockwell said the community had been working hard to plan the opening.

"The organising committee have been working tirelessly to try and track down residents who were involved with the project 25 years ago but attempts have been unsuccessful so the opening of the capsule and unveiling of its contents will be a surprise for everyone," she said.

"Long-term residents remember the creation of the time capsule but those involved this time round weren't involved with the original project 25 years ago."

After the opening ceremony, the time capsule and its contents will be put on display at the Moore Soldiers Memorial Hall for a month.

Plans are already under way for a replacement time capsule with residents able to contribute ideas for what contents should become part of the new capsule.

Somerset deputy mayor Dan Hall said the unveiling would be a special day for many in the community.

A meeting to make the final decision about contents for the new time capsule will be held at the Moore Soldiers Memorial Hall on Friday, August 9. All residents are welcome to attend.



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