New Digital Online Trail App is launched in Connah’s Quay

Our Backyard held a launch event on Thursday 27th June 2019 to promote the new Connah's Quay Digital Trail app which has just been developed.  The launch event took place at Connah's Quay Civic Hall between 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm.

An online trail around Connah's Quay has been created using photos, memories and stories from local people and an exciting and interactive free online trail has been developed showcasing the important historical and natural sites in the area. The project started in November 2018, with a series of drop-in events for people to share their memories. This was then followed by sessions with all the local primary schools and Connah’s High School, who all visited different sites, researched the history of the town and helped to create artwork for the app.

The new Digital Trail provides a comprehensive guide to Connah’s Quay for local residents, visitors and tourists. You can find out about the fascinating history and heritage surrounding the docks and the town's brick making past. Discover the fantastic range of green spaces and nature reserves. Listen to local people’s memories of living and working in the town and learn more about the community today and all the opportunities on offer.

Richard Aram, Project Manager for the Our Back Yard Project said “The development of the app has been a fantastic way to get local people and school pupils engaged. In partnership with Connah’s Quay Town Council and the Quay Watermans Association  we have developed  a fun and interactive guide highlighting the important heritage of the area.”

“The benefit of the app is that you can update and add content, unlike brochures and information boards, it also contains audio, video and games for everyone to enjoy.”

“There will be events across the summer where people can find out more about the Digital Trail and we will also be holding guided walks, where people can use the app as we tour the different areas of Connah’s Quay. We hope people use the app and discover the area.”

Connah’s Quay Town Council Chair, Cllr Ian Smith helped launch the app and commented: “The Connah’s Quay Digital Trail has been a great example of partnership working between a range of organisations.”

“ The app will offer residents, visitors and tourists the opportunity to discover our important industrial heritage and explore the wonderful green spaces that we have and  I am pleased that all generations have contributed to the development of the app, with local people and school pupils working with project staff to develop the information.”

“ The Digital Trail will be available for people to enjoy for many years and will help to showcase the towns’ rich history and nature.”

The app is available for free on the Playstore or App store, for more information, you can also Google ‘North East Wales Digital Trails’ or follow the link below:  https://www.northeastwales.wales/things-events-holidays-break-ideas-within-corner-north-wales/visit-north-east-wales/north-east-wales-digital-trails/  

Our Back yard is a Lottery Funded Project running in Connah's Quay, Flintshire aimed at empowering the community to improve their natural environment for current and future generations.