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South Pennine’s audio trail and podscroll

Posted on March 18th, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study, Podscroll. No Comments

Pennine Prospects initially commissioned us to undertake a series of oral history recordings for a ‘Watershed Landscape Lives’ DVD, which captured the passion of those who visit, enjoy or make their livelihood from the South Pennines.

Since then we have also produced:

– The Piethorne Reservoir Audio Trail is a story of people and water. More specifically: increasing numbers of people craving increasing amounts of water. This is also a story of dramatic change.

– The Reservoir Spotters Guide Podscroll helps you explore the South Pennine reservoir landscape and identify architectural features and some of the varied wildlife you might see whilst walking near an upland reservoir.

– The Sheddon Clough Podscroll will help you explore the unusual limestone hushings at Sheddon Clough on foot.

A podscroll is simply a digital booklet that can be downloaded onto your smartphone/iPod etc and viewed when you want … Read More »



Welcome to Clay Cross

Posted on January 16th, by admin in Audio Trails, Bluetooth, Case Study, Heritage apps, QR/NFC. No Comments

‘Welcome to Clay Cross’ brings the past to life.

As part of the regeneration scheme in Clay Cross we were commissioned to produce an audio trail that reveals the fascinating story of the town, told by local residents. We also worked with sculptor Peter Maris to interpret his sculptures depicting the history of the town.

The Clay Cross Audio Trail

Over-sized pepper pots and soap wrappers have played their part in shaping Clay Cross. This audio trail tells that story through 16 local residents who have seen their fair share of change over the years. During this 2 mile trail you will visit the town’s three former picture houses, the colliery rows and the rock from which the town takes its name, plus much more.

Some of the interviews were recorded as part of this project in 2010 and others date to the last century when … Read More »