What will Bolton look like? 

Wenlock and Mandeville
DVDs containing the story of the two Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville will be buried in the capsule.

What will Bolton look like in years to come? Put your ideas to paper and draw what you think the future holds for Bolton.

Bolton Council, NHS Bolton and the University of Bolton, are running a competition with The Bolton News to find the best images of what Bolton could look like in the future.

To commemorate the opening of Bolton One, the £30 million health, leisure and research centre on Deane Road, a time capsule will be buried there next month.

And the most imaginative visions will be buried in the time capsule for another generation to discover.

We are asking people to put their ideas on paper and a panel of judges will choose the best to take their place in the capsule, which will be buried under the walkway at the entrance to Bolton One.

Also in the capsule will be items showing the past and the present, as well as the future.

Old maps and archive photographs of the Bolton One site and details of historical incidents including World War Two bombings, make up the past.

For the present there will be a copy of The Bolton News and latest copies of Bolton Scene and Bolton Life.

As 2012 is Olympics year there will be the two mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, which were “born” in Bolton, plus two DVDs detailing the story of where they came from.

The capsule will also include details of the Olympic torch relay, which is coming through Bolton next year.

There are four age ranges: four to seven years, eight to 11 years, 12 to 16 years and 16 plus.

The winner from each section will be invited as a guest to the time capsule burial ceremony.

Send your entries on a piece of A4 paper to Bolton of the Future, Lynn Ashwell, Deputy Editor, The Bolton News, Churchgate, Bolton, BL1 1DE, by Friday, October 7.

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