Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Child Safety Week 24-30 June 2013

Child Safety Week is the Child Accident Prevention Trust’s flagship annual community education campaign, raising awareness of serious childhood accidents and how to prevent them, without wrapping children in cotton wool.  Child Safety Week runs from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 June, with the theme “Be a Safety Hero”.  All of our education sites will be sporting the “Ivor Goodsite” Child Safety Week promotional sign to raise awareness of the real impact that this week has.  Last year, awareness of Child Safety Week among parents hit an all-time high of 31%.  In 2012, one in eight parents surveyed made their children safer from serious accidents as a direct result of the week.  More information about the campaign can be found at www.childsafetyweek.org.uk.

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Time Capsule

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Neilcott are undertaking the construction of a new Worship Facility and Church Hall at Esher Green Baptist Church.  During demolition of the rear Hall we located a Victorian sealed glass preserving jar. It was located in a cavity in a foundation stone placed in a side wall. The foundation stone, which was engraved as being laid by Mrs J Perrin (wife of the first Pastor, Rev John Perrin) on 1st August 1870, was carefully removed as the Church wished to re-place it elsewhere in the new building.

The contents of the jar, which was undamaged, comprised a beautifully written two-page ‘Address’ given at the laying of the foundation stone in 1870 together with five booklets and papers of material published by the Sunday School Union in that year. The Address was a particularly appropriate encouragement for this redevelopment in 2013 as its references to the uses of the Hall and to the work of future generations.

The Church had no idea that this had been placed there, so its finding gives them a new sense of continuation with the past. Current plans are to re-place the contents just found, with a note of the opening in 2013, in a new location near to where it is planned to re-place the old foundation stone. This will be in the interior wall of the proposed front reception area. A new foundation stone, recording the present re-building, is planned alongside, to include a 2013 time capsule.