Research to provide digital options/solutions
The objective of the Digital Villages study was to research and provide the best digital options/solutions to enable the inland Anglesey villages of Talwrn, Bryngwran and Llanfechell to engage, interact and share their history with local businesses and visitors to their areas.
The Digital Villages study was a research project delivered in partnership with community groups and the private sector. It investigated existing digital capacity in Talwrn, Bryngwran and Llanfechell and suggested what digital solutions could be introduced into the villages and how they could be put into practice to improve the visitor experience.
Locals and local historians were approached and the medieval history of Llanfechell square, the environmental importance of Talwrn and its nature reserve and the people/legends histories of Bryngwran were collated and converted into digital solutions for further development.
The research concluded that that each area could be offered different digital options:
Create App’s and maps for each area, select village routes on a 3D map or select a current location, use map of route and walk to first point of interest.
App will notify you when you arrive at each location:
- Talwrn – Treasure hunt game to record and collect flora and fauna at the Nature Reserve – Cors Bodeilio
- Bryngwran – Take a selfie with the legendary creature/person (Madam Wen) at the Iorwerth Arms Community Pub and share on social media.
- Llanfechell – App used in conjunction with mobile phone and 3D glasses and camera to reveal buildings being rebuilt and myths and legends coming to life
Other projects arising from this study include:
The suggested solution for Talwrn was further researched in Llangristiolus – Mwclis Llangristiolus
The Madam Wen option for Bryngwran was piloted.