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The Time Capsules

It was agreed with our German Colleagues that a ‘Time Capsules’ be installed in the Orb. Each of the parties was to be responsible for the capsules contents. The Dresden Trust appointed Mr Peter Nardini as Project Manager. The two time capsules were made by Grant Macdonald Silversmiths. The contents of the British Capsule were drawn together by Peter Nardini and agreed by the Dresden Trust trustees.

Contents of the Dresden Trust Time Capsule

All of the following are on archive quality material:

  • Charitable Trust Documentation 1993 (7 pages)
  • Photographs of the Trustees responsible for the orb and cross (8 photos)
  • Dresden Trust Statement of Intention 16th August 1993 (1 page)
  • List of names of individuals who purchased one or more stones for the Frauenkirche (2 pages)
  • List of all contributors to the Dresden Trust (11 pages)
  • Contribution invitation forms 3 different ones (6 pages)
  • Travelling Exhibition of AO sized posters each one reduced to A4 format (16 pages)
  • Advertisements for the location of the exhibitions. Some of these posters were reduced to A4 size. (6 Pages)

These locations were:

  • York Guildhall
  • Manchester Cathedral
  • South Bank University, London
  • Oxford University Church, London
  • St James Palace, London

Other fund raising events: Again these posters advertising the events were reduced to A4 size and included the following. (15 pages)

  • Cellars of Fear University of Cambridge
  • Gala Dinner St. James Palace, London Jan 1995
  • St. James Palace, London Nov 1997
  • Dinner Parliament of Westminster Jan 1996
  • Evening Cocktails Goldsmith Hall, London June 1999
  • Musical Evening Ludwig Guettler, St Andrews Church, London 1999
  • Concert Drapers Hall, 2002
  • Concert Goldsmith Hall, April 2004
  • Bach Choir Coventry Cathedral, May 2004
  • Leipzig Vocal Ensemble ‘Assembly Rooms’, Bath, July 2004
  • List of Events 2004, 2005

Photographs. All the following are  encapsulated in plastic (12 pages)

  • Orb & Cross standing in:
    • Liverpool Cathedral
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
    • St. Andrews Cathedral, Edinburgh
    • Coventry Cathedral
    • Windsor Castle
    • Dresden
  • Other sealed photographs were:
    • Inaugural meeting of the Dresden Trust in Dresden
    • Stephen Collins, picture of his painting of the Orb and Cross
    • Stephen Collins, his painting of the Frauenkirche
    • Coventry Cyclists, Coventry-Dresden Fun Run
    • Alan Russell Holding Orb & Cross in Dresden 2000
    • Joni Quin, the Duke of Kent and President Biedenkopf of Saxony at St. James Palace Dinner for the Dresden Trust

General information, all copied to archival material:

  • Symbol of Recognition, an essay by Tonie Smith
  • Dresden Trust Garden of Reconciliation poster summer 2005
  • Reflection of an Englishman: Frauenkirche Dresden
  • Bishop Bell profile
  • Freimauer, Frankfurt

Two sets of mint uncirculated British Coins in official sealed plastic boxes:

  • Set1: 1993 year of inauguration Dresden Trust
  • Set 2: 2004 year of raising of the Orb and Cross

Grant Macdonald Silversmith’s:

  • Archive quality film of the making of the Orb and Cross and photographs of the Orb and Cross being assembled on location