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A weekend walk in Froghall in the Churnet Valley

Posted on May 24th, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study, oral history, Tales and musings. Comments Off on A weekend walk in Froghall in the Churnet Valley

This 5 mile walk commences with a sedate journey along the Caldon Canal from Froghall before rising out of the valley through lush woodland. Breathe in wonderful views before concluding with a walk down what is claimed to be the oldest official railway in the world.

It’s a May weekend and I’m staying at Foxtwood Cottages in return for writing this trail for the Discover Derbyshire & Peak District app. It’s the second time this year we’ve come to such an arrangement with an accommodation provider.

Today Froghall Wharf is a quintessential idyllic rural location, but in every corner lies evidence of a once bustling hub of industry.

Imagine the scene here in the 19th century. Small trucks laden with limestone would have continuously arrived down the incline from Caldon Low Quarry, three miles to the east. Loads were shunted around the yard … Read More »



Milford Haven Museum audio trail

Posted on April 15th, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study. Comments Off on Milford Haven Museum audio trail

Discover how the Pembrokeshire town of Milford Haven was created and has developed over the years with a new audio guide at the museum.

Having already produced two audio trails around the town on behalf of the Milford Haven Port Authority, Audio Trails were commissioned by the museum to record multi-lingual audio tours around the refurbished museum.

Milford Haven has been connected with a number of industries – fishing, Quaker whaling from 1790s, which led to the whale oil industry and more recently the modern oil industry. It has also played an important role during the two World Wars, when it was a convoy assembly point for mine-sweeping. The Museum collection reflects all of these aspects of the town’s history, but focuses particularly on the maritime history.

‘The Milford Haven Museum is embracing the 21st century with the new multi-lingual audio tour handsets they have to offer in 2016. Visitors will now be … Read More »



Discovering shark’s teeth in south east London

Posted on March 24th, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study, Tales and musings. 1 Comment

During two 2-day visits this year I’ve had the opportunity to explore some of south east London’s geological wonders. Do you know where in the city to find 55 million year old sharks teeth, and 6000 year old forests?

The answers are revealed in twelve geological time trails, available to download from the Green Chain website. Here’s a little more of what you can expect:

Geology can be a tricky subject to understand, but its influence on the land above is astounding. It is London’s strata that determined underground train lines could only be dug on the north of the Thames and not on the south side. For the experts that undertake this kind of engineering project you may find them at Gilbert’s Pit. This is a rare chance to see all of London’s geological strata and understand what problems the different … Read More »



Fields Unsown audio trail

Posted on December 23rd, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study. Comments Off on Fields Unsown audio trail

During the First World War, Gilliat Edward Hatfeild, the owner of Morden Hall, offered his home to the War Office for use as an auxiliary hospital.  A hospital for around 100 men of below officer rank was established in the hall.

Through research supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Attic Theatre uncovered some of the lost stories of Morden Hall’s unique contribution to the First World War.  The stories of the gardeners who left the Hall to go to war, the soldiers who recovered in the grounds of the Park and the young women who embarked on nursing careers were turned into a performance in September 2014 and captured for posterity as an audio trail for you to enjoy at any time.

To access the audio trail and route directions please visit Attic Theatre’s website.

Dan was very easy to … Read More »



Llanybri Heritage Trails

Posted on December 4th, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study, Heritage apps. Comments Off on Llanybri Heritage Trails

A MILLION thanks, you’ve done a fantastic job for us. Your amazing support, patience and endeavours created the perfect app!!

Liz Dutch, Clerk Llansteffan and Llanybri CC

The historic village of Llanybri stands proudly astride the Llansteffan peninsula, separating the Rivers Tȃf and Tywi which flow into Carmarthen Bay. Generations of settlers and travelers have left their mark on this farming community, contributing to its rich and colourful heritage.

The location-aware app (universally available for Android and iOS devices) contains offline mapping and three trails to follow. Immerse yourself in personal stories attached to landmarks you pass along the coast, the pilgrim pathways and the farming hinterland. You will also hear how Dylan Thomas relied on the ferryman to visit friends and relatives in the Llansteffan locality, whether the pilgrim’s graves are legend or fact and where iron-age remains have been found.

 





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