A TIME capsule has been buried to commemorate the completion of a new housing development in Wokingham.

Former residents of Eustace Crescent buried the capsule, which contains photographs, hand-written memories, newspaper clippings and a documented account of the new Phoenix Avenue build, under a plaque to mark the event.

It is hoped that the time capsule will be dug up in 2068 for future residents to see how much the development has changed over time.

The idea for the time capsule came from the Norrey's Community Association as a way to share memories of the former Eustace Crescent estate, and giving future generations a glimpse of the community that had formed within it.

Anna Holloway, who has been heavily involved in the community consultation for the regeneration of Phoenix Avenue, was given the honour of laying the time capsule.

She said: "Eustace Crescent meant a lot to the local community and even after the regeneration has taken place it was important to us all to make sure that it is remembered”.

David Chopping, Chairman of the Berry Brook Homes Board, who is the landlord for the new homes at Phoenix Avenue, said: “When Eustace Crescent was first built, it was lauded as an innovative scheme, and developed a real community spirit; unfortunately though the flats did not stand the test of time.

"Through a lot of hard work and determination we got to here, the completion of Phoenix Avenue, but we are nothing without the past that came before us. To the generation of 2068 I hope that the contents of the time capsule relay the sense of pride and community spirit we all feel”.