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Children mark 125 years of baking
2:10pm Monday 15th October 2012 in News
A HISTORIC year was celebrated when schoolchildren buried a time capsule at a 125-year-old Northwich business.
Pupils from Lostock Gralam CE School were joined by town mayor Clr George Mainwaring at Roberts Bakery to mark all that has happened in 2012.
Contents for the time capsule include a memory stick of photographs taken by Daniel and Drew Dennis, aged seven and 10, and a collection of popular songs from 2012 which was compiled onto a CD by eight-year-old Ellis McManus, 11-year-old Emily Barrow included a leaflet about the area, while eight-year-old Gemma Backhouse added a newspaper style report about the recent floods in Northwich.
Classes from the school also put in photographs of activities that they have taken part in this year, from a visit to Knutsford to watch the Olympic Torch Relay and the day the school held a playground party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to the breadmaking session they took part in with Roberts Bakery in June.
Headteacher Gill Barker said: “The children have successfully captured all that is great about Northwich and Roberts Bakery and have also paid tribute to the truly exciting year that this country has had.”
Clr Mainwaring said: “I know many people who work for Roberts, which has a long heritage within Northwich, so I was very pleased to come along and help to bury this little piece of history,” he said. Keith Birkett, ambassador at Roberts Bakery, said: “It is a privilege to celebrate 125 years of Roberts Bakery, which still remains a true family business.
“This was a lovely way to engage with a school that we have a long connection with and which stands very close to where we once had premises many years ago.
“And who knows, perhaps some of the children who helped us to bury the time capsule today may even come to work for Roberts and see the capsule being recovered in 25 years time when we celebrate our 150th anniversary.”