Village guides are a unique new series of guides designed for the iPhone and iPads. They allow both the casual visitor and the long-time resident to have a fascinating insight into the past by telling the story of villages through text, audio and superb archive photographs.
Set in the North-East of England, they bring the region’s particular mix of industrial and medieval past to light in a way that traditional guide books cannot match. They also have very useful information for the visitor such as listing where to park or finding out where the nearest cash-point is. Plus you can also find out somewhere great to eat.
This village guide covers the Stakeford and Bomarsund area, describing over twenty fascinating buildings or sites to go and look at. It has over thirty five photographs and illustrations, many of which are archive photos that are seldom seen and the story behind each site is available in twenty unique recordings to listen to and enjoy as you walk around and explore.
• Read about the old Turnpike Road that ran to Stakeford and find out where the Toll-booth for this stood.
• Discover why Bomarsund has such as unusual name.
• Find out about the different streets in the area and the stories behind them.
• Explore old railway lines.
• Identify the site of the old pit and see what buildings used to stand there.
• Check out the history of the Half Moon and the Lord Barrington pubs.
• Learn how modern Stakeford grew out of the old Stakeford
I hope that you enjoy it and that it encourages you to try out other village guides in the series, such as Ashington, Bedlington or Cambois.
- iPod Touch