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Mitcham Cricket Green audio trail


Posted on September 8th, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study, Mapping, oral history. Comments Off on Mitcham Cricket Green audio trail

Mitcham Cricket Green audio trail

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’.”

Support

Audio Trails supported the group with oral history training, script guidance, and supplied a narrator to link the fascinating sound bites the group had gathered from local people. Audio Trails also designed the accompanying audio trail map.

I found Dan a pleasure to work with. He was always willing to provide advice and support, and patiently answered our questions. As an organisation with no previous experience of producing something as complex as an audio trail, I feel we learned a great deal.

Sandra Vogel, Trustee, Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage

When we at MCGC&H drew up our wish list prior to applying for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, top of that list was an audio trail of our Conservation Area. Although we were aware what this entailed, we knew we had to rely on professionals to achieve a classy finished product.

In Audio Trails Ltd we found the perfect partner. After an initial briefing meeting and technical induction with them, we were left to compile our route and script, so our personal touch and knowledge became the primary force. We always felt we were the ones controlling the production, a most important factor. Once our first draft was submitted, the editing advice from AT was sympathetically presented. Despite some last-minute amendment requests from us, AT delivered the finished product on time and to our total satisfaction.

We would recommend AT to anyone considering creating their own trail. You won’t regret it.

John Davies, Trustee, Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage

Download

The audio trail and map can be downloaded from mitchamcricketgreen.org.uk/free-audio-trail

To learn how we can assist you in developing an audio trail please visit our Audio Trails page.





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