To honor HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 the Town Council will be burying a time capsule and planting a tree in Monastery Park.

The Town Council is calling for residents of Bishop’s Stortford to supply a record of their memories’ of the Queen’s 70 year reign to be included in the capsule. The entries can be written text or stories, drawings, photographs, newspaper clippings or small physical items etc. The Council will also include items representing Bishop’s Stortford in 2022 such as a map, newspaper etc.

All entries can be dropped off to the Tourist Information Centre either in person, via post or electronically via tic@bishopsstortford.org until 4pm on 31 January 2022. Physical entries must be submitted with a donation form available from Town Council’s website or at the Tourist Information Centre. For preservation all entries must be in polyethylene bags (a sandwich bag). Please not do include any entries with batteries, staples, paper clips, rubber bands, cling type films such as protective wrappers or any food products as this destroys preservation.  

The time capsule will be buried and the tree will be planted on 5 February 2022 in Monastery Park, where there will be a ceremony with the Mayor. This date has been chosen because HM the Queen succeeded to the Throne on the 6 February 1952, on the death of her father, King George VI. She was in Kenya and became the first Sovereign in 200 years to accede while abroad. Members of the public are also invited to attend the ceremony and further details will be released soon.

The Tourist Information Centre is located at 2 Market Square Bishop's Stortford CM23 3UU and is open Monday to Saturday 9:30am-4pm, closed for lunch from 12:25pm - 1pm and is closed on Sundays and public holidays. There is limited space in the capsule so entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Maximum size of any item is 30cm (L)x20cm (W) x 10cm(D) cm and have a maximum weight of 250g.

Jubilee Time Capsule