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Black Country Bugle - - FRONT PAGE - By DAN SHAW

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.

Book­lets

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

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