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The city council will be burying a little bit of Gloucester’s history later this month.

A time capsule will be buried underneath the new look bus station.

Members of the public, local businesses and schools were asked over the summer what they would like to see put in the capsule to represent the city.

Lots of ideas were put forward and amongst the final items chosen is a copy of the Citizen newspaper, a Beatrix Potter mug with 150 year trial map, plans for the new bus station, a Scrumpty key ring, local rugby and football shirts with programmes and a bottle of Gloucester beer.

The items will be buried next Tuesday by His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester. The Duke is The Queen’s cousin.

Cllr Paul James, leader of Gloucester City Council and cabinet member for regeneration said, “I’d like to thank everyone who gave us a suggestion for what to include in the bus station time capsule. It will give future generations an insight into our lives today.”

The new bus station hub in the heart of Gloucester city centre will be the new gateway to the city. The modern design will include a fully enclosed station, 12 bus bays, a manned ticket office, electronic timetable displays, a new cafe and CCTV.

Funding for the new £7.5million bus station comes from the GFirst LEP and the Gloucestershire Local Transport Board.

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