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Mothers caught in time to celebrate

PUBLISHED: 01:14 27 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:45 03 March 2010

TIME travelling by lawnmower, or perhaps a horse drawn cart?

These were just some of the methods used to transport a time capsule through Suffolk on its journey of hope.

TIME travelling by lawnmower, or perhaps a horse drawn cart?

These were just some of the methods used to transport a time capsule through Suffolk on its journey of hope.

The silver cylinder celebrates the 125th birthday of the Mother's Union and its journey will take in all the Dioceses of England, Scotland and Wales.

The cylinder was transported from Ipswich's Cornhill by a ride-on lawnmower and over its 48-hour stay in Suffolk, including a stop off at Felixstowe, was to be moved by as many methods as possible, including an Adnams horse drawn dray and a motorised wheel chair.

Joyce Starling, the Union's Suffolk branch president, said: "This means a lot to us and this time capsule will be all round England, Scotland and Wales to celebrate and promote Mother's Union. While we are celebrating 125 years part of this is also to promote ourselves and show people we do more than make cups of tea.

"We do lots of work with families and in prisons and have members all over the world."

The cylinder contains a Mother's Union prayer and a set of their aims and objectives. Everything has been produced in ancient script and in the most modern forms to illustrate their changes through the years.

The cylinder began its journey of hope after a special service in Westminster Abbey on June 7 attended by the Queen who is patron of the organisation.

It will arrive back at their headquarters in London on November 6.

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