All in Interpretation

Sunderland to Seaham Interpretation Project

Peggy Potts hoodwinked a customs officer by replacing the illegal alcohol she had in a keg with her own urine!

And so we begin the journey a place where cholera began in this country and was once known once as the “largest shipbuilding town in the world”

The beginning of a journey along the England Coast Path with aorund 18 Interpretation Units telling the story of this heritage coast.

Big Tiles for Oban

The Oban Bay project has been on the go for around 3 years but finally funding was put in place last year and the whole job is now complete. The project involved putting together 7 panels and we chose Enamelled Stoneware for its hardwearing and quite simply gorgeous look. These panels will be going on the railings right on the sea front - so the hazards are sea, salt, wind, high intensity light, herring gull poo and frost.

Flanders Moss Interpretation

Flanders Moss is a vast expanse of all things damp and wonderful. From a distance you can make out the perfectly formed domes of peat as they rise gently from their surroundings. Closer up, squelchy mats of sphagnum moss carpet the reserve with their swirling colours, whilst adders and lizards bask in the sunshine. Listen out for the distinctive calls of snipe and stonechat or feel the slight shudder of the peat as it quakes beneath your feet.

The Ecclefechan Heritage Trail

Their remit is to develop a heritage trail around Ecclefechan. This involves research into the letters of Thomas Carlyle to extract interesting and relevant sections tell stories that illustrate the social history of Ecclefechan. This would bring to life some of the local characters through anecdotal tales. We envisage the interpretation in the form of tactile zinc etched panels with the letters being produced in relief along with images of local landmarks, characters and buildings.

Big rock Interpretation and GRP

Maidendale LNR is an 8Ha site of former agricultural land, dating from the 1950’s, which includes some remnants of old hedgerows and clay drainage pipes within the clay soil. Today the site is managed as a local nature reserve situated on the south-eastern edge of Darlington.The site is predominantly rough grassland, with a small pond wetland mosaic and two large fishing ponds. It enjoys at least three disabled access entrances and a network of footpaths.

Bearpark Interpretation Panel and Notice Board

Bearpark Community centre is at the hub of the local village, a red brick building originally built in 1921 as a miners welfare hall. An old pit wheel stands in front of the building, a memorial to the village’s mining history. We were asked to produce two panels exploring the mining history as well as the story of the Scottish King being caught by his reflection as he hid under the bridge here.

The Great Polish Map of Scotland

We have successfully completed the LEADER funded project for Mapa Scotland. This fascinating project involved; community consultation, education and activity plan, interpretation panels – we used a GRP with a ten year guarantee against fading and is in a frameless carrier tray. The panel is mounted onto our own unique ARC lectern in mild steel, interpretative leaflet and a website in English and Polish.