Village guides are a unique new series of guides designed for the iPhone and iPad. 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 guidebooks cannot match. Plus you can also find out somewhere great to eat.
This village guide covers the lost village of Barrington, describing over twenty fascinating buildings or sites to go and look at. It has over fifty photographs and illustrations, many of which are archive prints 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.
• Find out about the origins of Barrington and where its name comes from.
• Learn about the early pits in the area.
• Discover how a railway laid to Barrington helped transform the world.
• Explore the streets in the old colliery village.
• Hear about the different types of houses and what they were like inside.
• Hear about the hard times, the strikes and the time the village was flooded.
• Relive what going to school was like a hundred years ago.
• Wander around the site of the old pit and the big brickworks that used to stand next to it.
• Identify where the Tollgate used to stand and read about a local Doctor’s fight with the Toll Lady.
• Come right up to date with the fascinating story of the last remaining building of the Colliery and how it has changed with the times.
I hope that you enjoy the guide and that it encourages you to try out other village guides in the series, such as Choppington, Bedlington or Stakeford & Bomarsund.
- iPod Touch