An app has been created by young people who attend Reading Hack, to help people uncover the recent history of Telford Town Park and the surrounding area.
Created as part of a Heritage Lottery funded project ‘Telford Our New Town’ Once Upon a Telford is an interactive way for people to discover more about the local area, whether resident or visitor.
Led by the Reading Hack, a group of inspiring young people aged from 11 - 16, and in conjunction with Telford & Wrekin Library Service, a number of elements bring together the whole Once Upon a Telford project, which has five main themes:
- Telford Town Centre
- Telford Town Park
- Chelsea Gardens
One of the most exciting elements is an app which enables the user to follow the interactive map on a trail through the town park and gardens and experience the area first hand, with additional content becoming available the more the area is explored.
The app also explores each of the five main themes, and features photos and information about the development and history of each area.
To complement the app, the group also created a giant pop-up book with the help of artist Katy Alston, as well as other related items that were created with Fablab at Enginuity using methods such as 3D and laser printing.
The app has been developed by local software company Bronzelabs and is available to download now on iOS and android phones and devices.
To get in touch, please contact our Libraries team.