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Hats off to Rovers!

14 October 2014

Rovers cemented their place in history after a time capsule was buried on the site of the new Blackburn bus station.

Manager Gary Bowyer was joined by Councillor Maureen Bateson and members of the Barnes construction team, as a special ceremony was held to mark the lowering of the steel box into the ground off Ainsworth Street.

The capsule was filled with artefacts which will provide future generations with a snapshot of life in Blackburn in 2014.

Among the items buried were a signed Rovers shirt and team-sheet, photographs and drawings of the construction of the new bus station and the Cathedral Quarter development, the former market site, the former Boulevard and transport through the years, as well as commemorative stamps and coins.

Rovers boss Bowyer said: “Rovers has played a prominent role in the history of the town, so we are delighted to be part of this historic event. The community is important to the football club and the football club is important to the community, and people in future generations will see that when the time capsule is opened.”

The £5m bus complex, which will be fully covered, is expected to open in March next year.

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