St Grwst Church in Llanrwst is leaping into the future to record the present.

A time capsule has been placed in a wall safe at the back of the church to mark the building’s renovation. Various organisations have helped members of St Grwst’s Church by sourcing current and historic items to be included in the four boxes which make up the capsule.

One of the boxes has been put together by pupils from Ysgol Bro Gwydir and included letters to their future selves, school photos, a school jumper and baseball cap, and a USB stick with a film about their involvement with the recent Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, held in Llanrwst in 2019.

Members of Crwst Camera Club have contributed nearly 100 photographs of current businesses and their owners. Conwy Valley Rotary Club has also contributed historical records of the club, dating back to its formation in the 1940s.

Mrs Pat Rowley of Llanrwst Historical Society has donated a set of the seven books detailing the street history of Llanrwst. Other contributions have been made by Llanrwst Guides, Merched y Wawr, Llanddoged WI, Capel Seion, as well as St Grwst Church.

Mr Aron Jones, deputy head teacher at Ysgol Bro Gwydir, visited the church, with seven members of the school council, to place their box in the safe. They were also given the job of closing the safe door, sealing it up for 50 years until it is due to be opened in 2070, when most of them will be aged 60 or more.

Jon Richmond, Business Development Officer at St Grwst Church said: “It has been a wonderful privilege to see the contributions from the organisations involved. The school council members at Ysgol Bro Gwydir have been fantastic, and written some wonderful letters to their future selves, with their hopes and aspirations for their lives ahead. As they will be 60 years of age when the time capsule is due to be reopened, we are relying on them to remind the town and members of St Grwst Church to do it in 2070.”