Category: Case Study
A location aware app with free Ordnance Survey mapping to help you discover the archaeology of Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales.
Ingleborough Archaeology Group (IAG) is based in Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales of England. Its focus is on the Ingleborough massif and the surrounding valleys of Kingsdale, Chapel le Dale and Ribblesdale.
The Group exists to further research and understanding of the historic heritage of its core area by archival research and archaeological investigation. It has been involved in a broad range of excavations.
Audio Trails were approached to create an app to showcase some of the groups finds along three archaeology walks in the National Nature Reserve on Ingleborough, North Yorkshire, England. The three walks are all approximately 5 miles long. Two depart from Ribbleside (one heading to Selside and the other to Great Douk and Southescales), whilst the third takes in South House, Sulber and … Read More »
From cave paintings to modern day street art, humans have been leaving their marks on walls for tens of thousands of years. But when does ‘vandalism’ become graffiti? And when does graffiti become art, or heritage? Dan Boys from Audio Trails attempts to leave his own mark on the subject.
Graffiti, from the Italian word graffiare (to scratch), reflects someone’s urge to say something – to comment, to inform, entertain, persuade, offend or simply to confirm his or her own existence here on earth.
The earliest examples of graffiti can be found in Burgundy, France, dating back more than 30,000 years. Within the caves of Grottes d’Arcy, simple, yet fluid drawings of mammoth can be found on cave walls. In the Roman world graffiti was used to declare an allegiance and illustrate the vicious rivalry between Roman communities. And today, political messages … Read More »
Step back in time and listen to Richard Trevithick explain how his new engine will transform a Peak District lead mine.
In the 1970’s there was great excitement when the Wills Founder Engine was discovered in a lead mineshaft in the field at the back of what is now Winster’s Cemetery.
The story behind Richard Trevithick’s engine, which now takes pride of place in the Peak District Lead Mining Museum at Matlock Bath, has been brought to life.
Audio Trails were commissioned to produce a short piece of audio, set deep down in the mine, featuring an interview between Trevithick and a reporter. As you listen to the audio in the museum, different parts of the water pumping engine are lit up, helping visitors to understand the machine and how it worked.
Working with Audio Trails – Our contact with you was by phone and email. On … Read More »
The Don Valley Way audio guide app will guide you around nine heritage walks, taking you on circular walks linking with the main Don Valley Way route.
Your audio guide will give you directions around the walk and interesting historical information about the area.
Individuals and local history groups were recruited to devise walks. The volunteers researched and wrote scripts for the nine trails* before Audio Trails were brought in to test the routes and provide advice on walking directions to guide visitors from one stop to the next.
Audio Trails were also commissioned to record the volunteers reading using our mobile recording studio. Over two days the Servants Hall at St Catherine’s House in Balby Doncaster was our home.
Following the recording Audio Trails edited the audio, added sound effects and ambient background music. The nine audio trails are available from donvalleyway.org.uk and embedded within our ‘Listen’ GPS-enabled audio … Read More »
An audio archive project to capture the views of local people
We were commissioned by TellTale to deliver an audio project on behalf of the Churnet Valley Living Landscape project – a partnership of twenty organisations, led by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. It works at a landscape scale, conserving and enhancing the wildlife and built heritage of the relatively unknown Churnet Valley.
Our remit was to interview staff and volunteers explaining how they had been involved in the 20+ programmes of work throughout the life of the project, and what the area meant to them and how they saw it changing in the future.
We undertook 15 one-to-one interviews and attended a number of events to capture the thoughts of many more people. The recordings form a valuable archive and legacy to the project that will prove invaluable for researchers in the coming years and decades.
We then edited … Read More »