Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire is encouraging local residents to take part in the Diamond Jubilee by contributing to the Jubilee Time Capsule. People can contribute to this digital Diamond Jubilee gift by sharing their memories and stories of the last 60 years to be presented as a gift to Her Majesty The Queen.
With over 23,000 items already contributed to the Jubilee Time Capsule (www.jubileetimecapsule.org), the project is set to be the most ambitious digital legacy of the Diamond Jubilee. Members can send in videos, photos and text about a memorable day between 6 February 1952 (Accession Day) and 6 June 2012.
The very best Jubilee Time Capsule entries will be curated into the Diamond (re)Collection and be presented to The Queen later in 2012.
Commenting Jo said:
“The Jubilee Time Capsule is shaping up to be the best gift The Queen has ever received, a history of the last 60 years as told by us. Local residents can share their stories as a way of taking part in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.”
- About the project: The Jubilee Time Capsule will be a key part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Contributions can currently be submitted atwww.jubileetimecapsule.org and viewed on a free JTC iPad App.
People attending Diamond Jubilee events such as the Thames River Pageant, or holding Big Jubilee Lunches with their communities and neighbourhoods, will be invited to share memories of their day. The site will remain open for contributions until mid-June 2012. The best entries will receive prizes and be curated into thematic (re)Collections. The top 60 entries will be presented as the Diamond (re)Collection in late 2012 in London. All valid entries will be ‘locked’ into an online time capsule preserved in perpetuity as a digital legacy of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. In its development phase, the JTC has received more than 23,000 entries from people in 41 countries. Across the Commonwealth – from schoolchildren in Pakistan to Chelsea Pensioners in the UK – people have been contributing their special stories and memories.
Sample entries include:
29 April 2011 The Very Reverend Dr John Hall remembers welcoming Catherine Middleton to Westminster Abbey on the Royal Wedding Day, 29 April 2011.http://jubileetimecapsule.org/discover/capsool/id/48c58266fb
2 January 2006 A young girl remembers meeting Nelson Mandela.http://jubileetimecapsule.org/discover/capsool/id/2863b50702
6 February 1952 A National Parks employee in Kenya shares a photo and memories from the day Princess Elizabeth found out about the King’s death.