Centre for English Local History announces audio guide to Melton Mowbray

Posted by uatemp13 at Jul 26, 2013 03:45 PM |
University of Leicester academics provide a downloadable expert companion to town walk
Centre for English Local History announces audio guide to Melton Mowbray

Credit: Stephen McKay

Did you know that the Melton Mowbray was once a hotspot for royalty and aristocrats? Have you ever wondered just how you can tell it’s a Melton Mowbray pork pie? Want to know where the phrase “painting the town red” comes from? Well now you can.

The Centre for English Local History has announced www.townwalks.co.uk – the home to an audio guidebook to Melton Mowbray.

The guide includes informative expert contributions from Dr Mandy de Belin, Dr Katy Layton Jones, Dr Richard Jones and Dr
Sylvia Pinches from the University of Leicester.

It is the culmination of two years’ collaboration with Apercu Media and Melton Promotions, and is a radical new engagement tool that keeps University of Leicester at the forefront of the study of local history, and as a continuing source of new ideas.

The walk begins on Leicester Road, continuing via Wilton place, stopping off at the Pork Pie Shoppe and several other sites of interest before culminating in the wonderful green space of Play Close.

The audio guide is downloadable to any laptop, mobile device or tablet via the website. The guide was launched by fund-raiser Claire Lomas and reported on by the Leicester Mercury.