Category: Audio Trails
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 »
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.
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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.
Dan was amazing to work with, endlessly patient with the delays caused by ourselves, dealing with community led projects is often challenging but he gently led us to our destination. The audio trail app is fantastic, the clips give a real flavour of our heritage, local people are fascinated by it and we hope that in due course visitors will also use the trail to share in our past.
Caroline Roberts, Llangeler Community Council
The picturesque village of Drefach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry, earning it the nickname ‘The Huddersfield of Wales’.
This bilingual iOS app allows visitors to immerse themselves in this industry and learn how it differed from its agriculture-dominated hinterland. The app features a beautiful offline map that allows visitors to explore the area even though the mobile network coverage … Read More »
Explore the Conservation Area around the oldest cricket ground in the world!
Mitcham Cricket Green Community and Heritage – a small civic society in south London – successfully applied for HLF funding to undertake a number of heritage projects, including the creation of an audio trail.
The Conservation Area boasts an array of interesting buildings and some fascinating stories: it is the site of the oldest cricket ground in the world, the oldest railway line and the oldest fair.
When the group approached Audio Trails Tony Burton stressed they were keen to develop new skills, “We are a small and inexperienced group and part of the reason for seeking an HLF grant is to help build its strength and capabilities. We are keen, therefore, to use the process to provide training for volunteers and not just to buy an ‘off the shelf product’.”
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