Sunday, 26 January 2014

Welford Road Cemetery App

The launch taking place at Welford Road Cemetery Visitor Centre

I went to the launch of the Welford Road Cemetery App this morning. It is a project between the Friends of Welford Road Cemetery, Heritage Lottery Fund and De Montfort University.

The app allows you to view information and the stories of people who have been buried in the cemetery. You can search alphabetically, on particular themes such as politicians, musicians etc...and their location is displayed on a map, which can also show your relative position. This latter feature is particularly useful for me, as I have been lost in the cemetery a couple of times. I believe each entry will also include a picture of the gravestone, which is invaluable as they can be quite tricky to find.

Around 180 stories have been researched and written for the app but they have also been turned into leaflets which are themed: 'War and Peace', 'Gruesome', 'Women'. They also include a map of where each grave is and both the leaflets and the app are a fantastic way to explore the cemetery and learn about the people buried there.

The app will be released on iPhone soon, once a little more information is added.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post, thanks. Hoping this will also be available for tablet users not just apple ones! Did this launch event suggst when the app would actually be available?