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Medway hunts for time capsule buried in ’63

Town digs for container put in ground 50 years ago, hoping to display contents as part of 300th anniversary celebration

The philosopher George Santayana famously said that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. In Medway, such forgetfulness can turn the front lawn of Town Hall into a dug-up mess.

A time capsule buried in 1963 has gone missing, and town officials celebrating Medway’s 300th birthday this year have not been able to find it. There have been ground-penetrating radar, search grids, hand-dug holes, even backhoes.

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