Lacock Unlocked

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Lacock, Chippenham, UK

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Duration40 minutes

Explore the historic village of Lacock. As you walk around the village you will hear stories linked to items from the estate archive. Join twentieth century village post master, the real Harry Potter, and eighteenth century innkeeper, Martha Bramham in this walk through time. Cared for today by the National Trust, the Lacock estate has been in the ownership of the same family for over 400 years.

This locative media app produced by Creative Wiltshire was part of Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre’s Lacock Unlocked project. The archive was saved for the nation by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and the app offers an innovative form of interpretation for it. Items include the illustrated 16th century Royal pardon for the first owner of the Abbey at the heart of the village through to more recent accounts of the treatment of the village poor and propaganda photographs taken during the Second World War. These all form the basis for stories you will hear as you walk the village.

Produced with students from Wiltshire College by Richard White. The Android version still appears to work.

Richard White

Richard White

Freelance walking and multimedia artist/researcher Richard White devises, curates and hosts walks involving listening, sensing, making and asking questions. His participatory performative practice, Walknow, explores accountability and seeks to develop res...

Near Lacock, Chippenham, UK

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