'All Aboard for Rushden' continues its journey to completion

Working with the University of Nottingham’s Computer Science department, a group of organisations in Rushden have been working together to create an app that allows visitors to the Greenway in Rushden to explore the stories of some of Rushden’s past residents.

Photo thanks to Northampton Telegraph

Photo thanks to Northampton Telegraph

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Visitors will be able to scan five pictures along the route with their smartphone or tablet. Inspired by a real life railway incident in 1911, the images unlock letters to and from some interesting characters, including local suffragettes and an egg delivery lady. Accompanying the letters are five short films made by Screen Northants and a group of local school children.

During the Nene Valley Festival, which runs from 14 - 22 September, anyone who scans all five images can enter a prize draw to win a £100 voucher to spend at Rushden’s Pizza Venezia italian restaurant.

Nenescape partners will be trained in how to bring artcodes technology into their interpretation and storytelling over the next few months.