Welcome to the
Lacock Unlocked tour

Photo of Harry Potter, Postmaster of Lacock

Discover the history of Lacock by clicking on the map markers to the right, and listening to the stories, as told by your guides - Harry Potter, the postmaster, and Martha Bramham, the innkeeper.

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Introduction

A warm welcome to Lacock from your guides Harry Potter, the postmaster, and Martha Bramham, the innkeeper.

Discover the history of Lacock by clicking on the map markers to the right, and listening to the stories, as told by your guides.

Note: You will need access to the internet to be able to listen to these stories.

Introduction

About

The Lacock Archive dates back to the 12th century providing a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of the community, its landscape and environment over 800 years. There are more than 100 boxes of estate records including early deeds and charters, maps, letters, diaries, photographs and recipe books and naval records. Among the gems is an illuminated pardon of Sir William Sharington by Edward Vl, dated 1549. The collection sheds light on the many owners of Lacock Abbey such as the Talbot family, including William Henry Fox Talbot, a pioneer of photography.

The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, along with support from the local community, secured Heritage Lottery funding to retain the valuable resource.

Explore some of the stories behind Lacock through this app. All the stories link to real items in the archive, identified by a team of U3A volunteers. Explore them further and contribute your own thoughts, memories and images of Lacock at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham and at http://wshc.eu/lacock

The app was produced by Creative Wiltshire, the community and business digital media service from Wiltshire College http://www.creativewiltshire.co.uk

Credits

Sound Design: Joseph Payne
with additional work by: John Marley
App design / Research: Matt Williams
Script / Research: Richard White
Archive Consultant: Claire Skinner
App Design / App Developer: Aneta Gorka
Web App Developer: Calvium
Producer: Richard White

Voices

Harry Potter: Mervyn Grist
Martha Graham: Nancy Newman
Other Voices: Nancy Jane Danks, Tony Pratt, John McCord, Sylvia Campbell, Karen Meech

Music

Tinkers Bag Rob and Gill Berry
Western Wind Peter Phillips & The Tallis Scholars

Supported by

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Heritage Lotter Fund
Creative Wiltshire