Hotel Creates Its Own Place In History

A north-west based hotel recently enlisted the help from local school children to become a part of history by burying a time capsule in its grounds.

The Hydro hotel in Windermere, Lake District, which is managed by Squire Hotels, worked with more than 20 pupils from a local primary school to help bury the time capsule and create the items to be buried which included letters to the future, curriculum work and family photographs.

The event took place to commemorate the re-opening of The Hydro following a £1.5m first-phase renovation, 136 years after its doors first opened in 1881 and the capsule will not be opened for a century.

The Hydro’s general manager, Stefan Rae, was present at the burial and was pleased that the hotel was getting local children involved creating a piece of history. He said: “It was an absolute pleasure to welcome pupils from the primary school and create our own piece of history.”

“The Hydro Hotel has been an important part of the Windermere landscape for over one hundred years and is an iconic building for not only locals but visitors as well and we felt it was hugely important to commemorate the re-opening and by burying a time capsule we have not only done something for the people now but also for the people of the future.”

 The Hydro, on Helm Road, re-opened its doors in April following a major £1.5m first phase renovation and the school pupils, local dignitaries and Setfan Rae all had the chance to place dirt on the time capsule in order to rebury it.