Throughout the Union Chain Bridge project, the community, two local schools, and local partner organisations compiled the contents for two time capsules. After completing the Union Chain Bridge conservation works, one time capsule was buried on the Scottish side of the bridge and one on the English side.
The pair of time capsules contained a selection of materials including books, banners, school work, booklets, Christmas cards, and a pair of paper art boxes produced by local artist, Rosemary Everett.
Rosemary consulted members of the local community to gather memories of the bridge, hear stories of the River Tweed, and to converse about local village life the early 2020s. The artist book boxes that she kindly produced are the result of these consultations. They are an artistic response to the Union Chain Bridge, its history, and the surrounding landscape. The two boxes are filled with delicate paper books which are designed to be unpacked, reassembled, and then interlock together using fishing hooks.