The Village Hall in Spelsbury was built as a memorial to the men of the Parish who served in the Great War. In 2004 the Trustees of the Memorial Hall undertook a refurbishment project, in tandem with this they created a social history video telling the story of the hall’s origins. Many people came forward to share memories of family members who had served, and in some cases died, for their country.
During the refurbishment a time capsule was found in a foundation stone in the wall of the hall. The time capsule contained a roll of honour – it is interesting to compare this roll with the one that appears in The History of Spelsbury by Elsie Corbett.
The Oxfordshire Weekly News carried a full report of the laying of the fountaion stone, a transcript can be read here: