2019 SaLT Trail (stories and lives trail)
on Romney Marsh
trail research - local historians and multi-media practitioners working with volunteers to develop new trails for sites located around the villages of Ivychurch, Old Romney & St Mary in the Marsh. We want to engage local people by providing practical training in historical research, recording oral history and media production.
mapping and accessibility - maps and audio guides will be made available online to reach local and worldwide audiences, these can be downloaded to mobile phones or portable media players. We aim to train volunteers in tour guiding and specialist leadership skills and involve them in organising specialist community group tours
walking & listening - trail routes will give a walking tour of key local heritage sites There will be options for short ambles to longer rambles. Research information, maps and playlists will be available as downloads but also as hard copies in mobile Looker’s huts located at the beginning and end of the trails.
The Audio trail will provide local, heritage information about significant heritage sites such as medieval churches, burial sites, military sites ie Martello towers and places of interest as key points of reference in the landscape. We will illustrate the tour by providing historic information, local stories, literary and creative references. We want the tour to inspire visitors to enjoy heritage in an imaginative & informative way & to understand the importance of preserving this heritage for future generations
The Looker’s huts will become a central information heritage hut in St Mary in the Marsh. We have purchased an authentic heritage ‘Looker’s’ hut from a local farmer that we want to restore as a multi purpose space ie exhibitions, information zone, focal point. We want the hut to act as an information point and to promote the audio trail and associated activities.