Jones Bros rock up to seal school’s time capsule17th Dec 2013

Jones Bros has helped a Ruthin school seal away a time capsule that marks the grand unveiling of the town’s new-look sports facility.

The firm provided Ysgol Brynhyfryd with a large piece of rock, specially selected from Jones Bros’ 100-acre quarry, to mark the location of its sports-themed capsule.

The capsule was buried at a ceremony to mark the completion of a £1.3m improvement programme, attended by the town’s most famous sporting faces.

Teacher Gareth Thomas, chairman of the Ysgol Brynhyfryd Mandate Group, which organised the time capsule, thanked Jones Bros for supporting the project.

Gareth said: “We wanted to create something that celebrated the sporting excellence of both Ysgol Brynhyfryd and Ruthin.

“Jones Bros have been fantastic in supporting us with this project. They also lent us some high-vis jackets to direct traffic at the launch, which was much appreciated.”

The 1m x 2m slab of sedimentary rock features a plaque marking the spot where the time capsule was buried.

The stone was moved into place by Jones Bros from its quarry on the Horseshoe Pass, Llangollen, having originally been excavated as part of rock cutting remedial works on the A5 near Corwen.

As well as supplying aggregate for construction projects across the UK, the quarry also provides an integral part of Jones Bros’ training programme, providing a safe location for trainees to hone their plant operating skills.

Attendees at the ceremony included Welsh rugby international Eifion Lewis-Roberts, Paralympic athletes Anna Jackson and Nicola Tustain and young Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Bradley Reid.

The time capsule was filled with items that celebrate Ruthin’s sporting heritage, including the school football strip of Welsh international footballer and former Ysgol Brynhyfryd pupil Neil Taylor and a shirt from the town’s rugby club.

Ruth James, commercial manager for Jones Bros, said: “We were happy to team up with Ysgol Brynhyfryd and assist with the time capsule project.

“Many employees are former pupils at the Ysgol Brynhyfryd and everyone at Jones Bros is proud of the longstanding links between the company and school.

“We hope our donation of the rock illustrates the lasting partnership we also have with the wider Ruthin community.”