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Hidden Tenbury will be officially launched on Saturday 13th April. Community & Business Leaders, dignitaries, volunteers and participants will attend the unveiling of this exciting project aimed at uncovering the hidden heritage of Tenbury Wells at The Pump Rooms.

Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Tenbury Wells Museum & History Group was able to invite a large and diverse number of community members over a six month period to explore and capture hidden stories of the town and surrounding area. These stories were brought to life and created into 10 digital themes, and are the basis of a digital tour of the market town. Ten plaques are situated around the town, with a specific QR code linked to the relevant theme or location. This QR Code can be scanned to a smart phone and will immediately bring the associated story to life through video, audio or images. To complement the plaques, a new website (www.hiddentenbury.com) will take people on a tour of the town, featuring the 10 digital stories and provide a link to a web app.

Often over-looked for local well-known market towns such as Malvern and Ludlow, Tenbury is keen to put itself on the map; a town rich in heritage, culture and community. Today Tenbury is known as the international capital of Mistletoe and has an annual market in December each year. The town is also well-known for growing hops, cider apples and for the rearing of cattle and sheep, which is showcased in the annual Agricultural and Countryside Show in August each year. The town would like to be able to promote these hidden gems of heritage to a wider audience locally and internationally. By recording and sharing our heritage in this way the project will make a significant impact on the economic, social and tourism benefits of the town.

The Launch will provide the opportunity to share the project journey, demonstrate the website and test out the Hidden Tenbury apps with local residents, businesses and community leaders by joining the Town’s Mayor on the digital heritage tour. This coincides with the start of the 2019 tourist season.

Find out more about the NEW Hidden Tenbury Trail.

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