The Thatcham Town Council Heritage Working Party recently launched the towns first Digital Heritage Trail. The group wanted to create a more interactive way of connecting with local history, encourage people to get out and about and thus the idea of a QR trail came about. There are a series of panels dotted around the town centre. The idea is that you scan the QR code with the camera app on your smartphone, this then takes you to a webpage which gives you a photograph and information on the location. This might be St Mary’s Church or the King’s Head for example. For those without smartphones leaflets with the same information can be collected from Thatcham Council Offices or Thatcham Library. At present there is one trail, the town centre. This is an accessible route and the group plan to expand with additional trails in the future.
To get started either visit the trail website at thatchamhistorytrail.info or have a walk around the town and scan in a sign when you spot one.