A series of audio trails that reveal the rich past of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
Looking for fresh air, striking scenery during your time in Cornwall? Then delve into its mining past with a series of free Cornish Mining World Heritage Site audio trails. Narrated by miners, historic experts and actors, listeners are transported back to a landscape that told a very different story. The audio trails offer a unique window into the days of the mining boom in Cornwall.
At Poldice you can explore what was once the richest square mile in the world. Tread carefully as you explore the explosive past of the Wildlife Trust’s Kennall Vale reserve. Learn about the oldest china clay port in the world as you wander around the harbour with its impressive tall ships. And engine houses, chimney stacks, tunnels and adits await your … Read More »
Heritage trails upgrade
Rhondda Cynon Taf Borough Council commissioned us to expand their Heritage Trails website. We were asked to transform three paper-based heritage trails into English and Welsh audio guides and create two new trails from scratch. We interviewed members of all the local communities and used short oral reminiscence sound bites to bring the story of four heritage trails to life. Further soundbites were compiled into an audio database for all the blue plaques in the borough.
A ghostly guide
We undertook a different approach for the Hirwaun heritage trail. Here, a fictional ghostly guide was created to reveal how this quiet village has changed since the huge ironworks was closed down. Illustrative PDF maps were created for each trail.
Heritage Trails app
All five audio trails, plus the blue plaque sites were embedded into a bilingual heritage trails app that is available to … Read More »