Interactive touchscreens coming soon to Cullompton venues

image is of a sheep being sheared from the mural painted by schoolchildren in Cullompton on the side of Ian’s Fish bar

Posted on: 4 September 2013

Exeter consultancy Linked Ring has been appointed by Cullompton Cloth Trade Project to create touchscreen interpretation in four venues in the Cullompton area as part of a project supported by a grant of £53,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The story of the Culm Valley, Cullompton and the Cloth Trade will be told on four interactive touchscreens to be installed at the Walronds, the Cullompton Community Centre, the Hayridge and Coldharbour Mill.

Linked Ring has extensive experience of creating interpretation through touchscreens: recent projects include Tuckers Hall, Exeter (the home of the Incorporation of Weavers, Tuckers and Dyers); St Stephens Church, Exeter; and the Great Western Canal near Tiverton.

Russell Lilley of Linked Ring said “We are very happy to be working in partnership with the Cullompton and the Cloth Trade project group. It’s a great follow up to our recent work at Tuckers Hall on the Exeter cloth trade and will help build up knowledge of the cloth trade in Devon and the specialisms of different parts of the county. We are especially looking forward to working with the project volunteers.”

Jane Campbell, who chairs the project, said “The Project group is delighted to be working with Linked Ring. The company has the right background and experience for the role. Our volunteers are already uncovering previously unknown and little known facts about the cloth trade in the Cullompton area and over the next year the story will be properly told and recorded.”

Background information:

About Cullompton Cloth Trade Project
The partners in the Cloth trade project are: Cullompton Town Council, Mid Devon District Council, Devon County Council, The Cullompton Walronds Preservation Trust, Coldharbour Mill, The Venue Community Centre, The Hayridge.

About the Heritage Lottery Fund
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported over 35,000 projects with more than £5.5bn across the UK. www.hlf.org.uk

Did you know …that the Cullompton workhouse building in New Cut was used for hand weaving by William Upcott’s cloth workers after it was no longer required as a workhouse?

For more information contact:

Penny Bayer
Project Coordinator
Tel: 07814 542 704
Email: pbayer@middevon.gov.uk

or

Jane Campbell
Project Chairperson
Tel: 01884 33300
Email: jane@campbell2.eclipse.co.uk

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