Bridgnorth Rangers (Girlguiding senior section unit) were amongst the first residents to trial the new phone app during their recent tour of the trail. Catherine Coleman, Division Commissioner, led the group and commented on how simple it was to use: “The girls were really pleased to be invited to be involved in trialling the app. We were able to use the app on the android device and as we arrived at each statue the button became available for us to click that we had ‘found it’. As we located each train the app then showed us the information about that particular statue, it was lovely to share this with the group. Using the app for the trail worked well; we felt the app was simple to use in terms of checking off each statue. We also thought it was helpful to be able to check the map on the phone screen. It was exciting to see an app developed purely for our home town; we hope that this could be another way to encourage visitors to engage with our local area as well as offering local residents the opportunity to use it more frequently.”

“The Scavenger App” being developed is available free for both iPhone and Android devices, produced by specialist tech company “Rock Solid Knowledge”, who donated their expertise and exciting new product to the Art Trail to engage with teenagers and tech-savvy adults who will be able to track distance and time to each statue using GPS and “bank” each statue as they find them, to score points on the app.

Over 200 years ago, we had Bridgnorth engineering brilliance creating the first fare-paying passenger train in the world. Earlier this year we had local apprentices, some aged only 18, from Grainger & Worrall & MCMT, engineering the cast aluminium statues for our trail. Now we have local IT tech specialist Mark Pitt pioneering a new digital tech application just for Bridgnorth, to bring us into the 21st century.

You can find Bridgnorth Art Trail in the iOS and Android app stores from the following link tosto.re/bridgnortharttrail – free and fun for all the family.