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WOLVERHAMPTON Council is encouraging people to take a trip down memory lane through a new digital trail of one of the city’s most historic streets.
The Queen Street Digital Trail is part of the community engagement and outreach element of the Heritage Lottery funded Queen Street Townscape Heritage Scheme.
The trail comprises audio guides to some of the street’s historic buildings, many of which date back to the early 19th century.
There is also a family version of the trail, with friendly characters who might have lived and worked on this important street.
The digital trail is online and accessible on smart phones, tablets, or any browser – by visiting http://wolverhamp ton.audio-guide.co.uk/
The ‘web app’ also includes images and a video of 3D models, created by University of Wolverhampton students, of some of the historic buildings.
The guides draw on research conducted by Friends of Wolverhampton Archives and the Queen Street project volunteers – the results of which have been published in a series of booklets that can be downloaded at https://bit. ly/2ru88bk. Hard copies will also be printed for the Archives, city libraries, contributors, Queen Street partnership members and other stakeholders.
A 19th century illustration of Queen Street, Wolverhampton