Time capsule marks 25th anniversary of housing association

bpha resident Margaret Burton with granddaughter Jessica Brown with Harvey Brown.

bpha resident Margaret Burton with granddaughter Jessica Brown with Harvey Brown.

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Housing Association bpha have continued their 25th anniversary celebrations week with the burial of a time capsule at their retirement living scheme, Gordon Colling House in Bedford.

bpha employees, who have been with the organisation since it was founded in 1990, joined together with residents and their families to mark the occasion, burying the capsule filled with memorabilia and messages inside a specially made sundial in the garden. The theme of ‘time’ was reflected with three generations of one family in attendance to enjoy the celebrations, and they are Margaret Burton, granddaughter Jessica Brown with Harvey, pictured.

The location was of particular significance, with Gordon Colling being the first chairman of bpha, from 1989 to 2004.

bpha CEO Kevin Bolt said: “As an organisation, bpha have been working with residents and communities for 25 years. We as individuals are just part of that journey, and I hope that in 25 years’ time, we will still be doing similar work. When the capsule is opened, it will reveal a bit about the history of our residents, our employees and the world we live in today.”

Throughout the next year, a number of volunteering projects are taking place to mark bpha’s 25th anniversary, offering all employees the opportunity to celebrate and engage with their customers and communities.