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 Ulgham, describing thirty fascinating buildings or sites to go and look at. It has over seventy photographs and illustrations, many of which are archive prints that are seldom seen and the story behind each site is available in thirty unique recordings to listen to and enjoy as you walk around and explore.
• Find out about medieval Ulgham, the village cross and the manor house.
• Learn about the Knights Hospitallers and their connection with Ulgham Hall.
• Discover the story of the Ulgham Oak and its connection with an ancient forest.
• Explore the houses in Ulgham and read the stories behind them.
• Unearth the old Ulgham Grange Colliery and work out where it’s old pit heap still stands.
• Read the story of the Forge Inn.
• See where the old sweet shop and telephone exchange used to be.
• Identify more modern memorials such as the War Memorial a memorial gate and the Millennium Seat.
• Hear about the old Village Feast that used to take place in the village and what the villagers got up to in it.
• Come right up to date and read about the work taking place at the wild animal sanctuary.
I hope that you enjoy it and that it encourages you to try out other village guides in the series, such as Ellington, Longhirst or Cresswell.
- iPod Touch