About the project

The Clopton Trail was developed in 2021 under the direction of Stratford Guild Chapel in collaboration with Heritage360 at the University of York.


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Project team

The Clopton Trail project team consisted of:

  • Staff & volunteers of Stratford Guild Chapel
  • Staff of Stratford Town Trust
  • University of York: Dr Kate Giles, Dr Louise Hampson, Patrick Gibbs and James Osborn


Content and technical development

Design and development of the online trail platform was undertaken by Heritage360 at the University of York.

The trail videos were produced by Ignite Creative. The character of Kit was played by Pete Meredith.

Artistic impressions of New Place were produced by Phillip Watson Design (07891 138120, phillip.g.watson@me.com).

Music provided by A Merrie Noyse.

Thanks go to all contributors to the 'Read more' section: Lindsey Armstrong, Jonathan Devereux, Pamela Devine, Janet Hall, Tony Hulme, Jeffery James, Lindsay MacDonald, Maureen McRoberts, Steve Orchard, Gail Osborne, Janet Palmer, Rodger Palmer, Patricia Saffet, Karen Thomas and Michael Watkins.


Funding and partners

Primary funding for this project was received from the The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Support during the creation of the Clopton Trail was provided by the following project partners:

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