A LETTER to the children of 2069 was placed in a time capsule buried underneath a new preschool.

Children at Hanborough Meadows Preschool planted the item during a sneak preview of their new purpose-built facility on Vanbrugh Meadows, Long Hanborough.

More than 60 invited guests gained their first glimpse at the building, which is due to open later this year.

Megan Sayers, chairperson at the preschool, cut the ribbon and welcomed children, who also added pictures to the time capsule and took the opportunity to explore the new space.

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Ms Sayers said: "As time has progressed, the village of Long Hanborough has seen significant development, and with it comes a new era for the playgroup.

"A new purpose-built building has provided an opportunity to provide the best possible quality preschool education to the community and wider villages."

The preschool was previously based in a prefabricated building on land loaned by Hanborough Manor School, but its new site will be a permanent facility on the preschool's land.

It was built by CALA Homes as part of its section 106 contribution to the community.

Vanbrugh Meadows consists of 32 four and five bedroom family homes.