Saxon girl

Saxon girl

This is the recreation head of the Saxon skull used by Meet the Ancestors in 1999. Current research shows that Wing was not the sleepy small village that they believed!

Recovering the Past

C Sally

Have you ever spared the time to wonder,
Wonder how the past survives
In the world of change that has to overtake our lives?
Looking to the future with an eye upon the past,
Hoping that the finer things will last –
And what we hope for
And what we fight for
And what lies hidden ’til tomorrow
Will make us think again:
These are the times,
Times to remember.
This is the key to our future …
These are the days,
Days we should treasure –
This is the key to the future from the past.

Have you ever thought about the people,
People who lived long ago
Born into an age before the modern one we know?
Did they see their children’s children learning, as we do,
All about the life and times they knew,
When what they hoped for
And what they fought for
And what became of their tomorrows
Would make them think again:
These are the times,
Times to remember.
This is the key to our future …
These are the days,
Days we should treasure –
This is the key to the future from the past.

Poem written in 1999 for the Overstone School Time Capsule. Given to Meet the Ancestors team with £1.00 in exchange for the Wing head.

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