…There is an interesting tradition of deliberately burying things thought to be good luck charms.
In Pembrokeshire, buying agent Carol Peett encounters many homes that reveal a treasure hunter’s dream, usually vestiges of the Welsh coast’s ancient megalithic burial chambers and Iron Age Forts.
When her parents began renovating the old, traditional Welsh farmhouse where she now lives, they discovered remnants of life that had been left behind. “My mother kept coming across old cattle shoes”, says Peett, managing director of West Wales Property Finders. “Her research showed that the garden had once housed the most westerly forge for shoeing cattle, which were brought over from Ireland by boat and walked up on drovers’ paths to London to sell”….
How to Make a Time Capsule
- Use a strong airtight and non-corrodible container.
- The capsule should be welded shut or a lid screwed on. Inside it should be dry and oxygen free; silica gel can be used to control humidity.
- You can use polythene pipes or other plastic but little is known about long time wear. Don’t use PVC as it will deteriorate.
- Wrap it in a waterproof membrane.
- Place the capsule in a cook, dry location, where it will not be exposed to changes of temperature.
- Any documents should be dried to reduce humidity. Use black and white photos rather than colour. Wood should be kept separate from metals as it releases acid.
- Place each item in a separate polyester bag.
The Daily Telegraph – Saturday, 9th March 2019 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/uk/meet-people-digging-centuries-old-time-capsules-hidden-homes/
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