Chemistry teacher shocked to be re-united with time capsule she wrote in Northampton in 1994

Jenna Kennedy's 1994 note buried in a jam jar in a Kingsheath back garden is to be returned to her this month after a post was shared on Facebook.
Jenna Kennedy's 1994 note buried in a jam jar in a Kingsheath back garden is to be returned to her this month after a post was shared on Facebook.

A girl’s childhood note written in 1994 and buried in her grandmother’s garden in Northampton is to be returned to her 21 years later thanks of the power of social media.

Jenna Kennedy, who is now 29 and living in Southend, Essex, wrote the note on September 4, 1994, sealed it in a jam jar and buried it at her grandmother’s house in Woodside Way, Kings Heath.

Jenna Kennedy said she was shocked to be reunited with her buried letter, she wrote when she was nine.

Jenna Kennedy said she was shocked to be reunited with her buried letter, she wrote when she was nine.

The then nine-year-old, who had been inspired by a project she was completing at school on time capsules, drew a picture of her self in biro and wrote: “Hello my name is Jenna Kennedy.

“I won’t write my address because I might have moved houses.”

But last week when the current occupant of the house, Steven Roche, was digging in his back garden, he spotted the jam jar and note.

Mr Roche put out an appeal on Facebook to see if he could get in touch with the author of the time-sealed scribblings.

And after his posting was shared more than 100 times on the social networking site, an old school friend recognised Jenna’s handiwork.

Miss Kennedy, who is now a chemistry teacher, says she is thrilled at the prospect of being reunited with her letter.

“I was just really, really shocked.

“I don’t really have much left of my childhood, I maybe have an old picture of that time that is very small.

“I didn’t think I would see this again.”

Miss Kennedy said she is coming to Northampton to pick up the note, which she wrote when she was a ‘bit bored’, from Mr Roche on June 20.

She added: “It just goes to show the power of Facebook.”