Yeoman Hill time capsule to hold a special memory

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The Friends of Yeoman Hill Park in Mansfield Woodhouse have announced the winner of the Centenary Photograph Competition.

Anabelle Royce was the star of the photo taken by her grandma, Carol Royce. It captured her among the park’s daffodils last spring.

Anabelle and her mum Louisa were thrilled to collect the prize on Carol’s behalf from Friends’ member Corrina Brown. The winning entry will be added to a time capsule being buried in the park, containing a collection of photos, press articles and artefacts from the local stories of 2015.

The capsule is intended to be opened in 2115, and already contains recent coins and items from the Scouts, Millenium Green and members of the Drum and Bugle group. It is being sponsored by the Mansfield Building Society.

This historical message is being organised by the Friends to mark 100 years since the park was gifted to Mansfield Woodhouse by the sixth Duke of Portland. The photography contest was supported by Mansfield District Council through their grants programme for community groups.

If any readers wish to add to the time capsule, contact Linda at Park Road Resource Centre on 01623 429334 or via