AS PART of the legacy programme following the Pugin Bicentenary Celebrations 2012 Urban Vision North Staffordshire the architecture and urban design centre has launched an audio guide for ‘Pugin’s Gem’, St Giles Roman Catholic Church in Charles Street, Cheadle.
The audio guide will be available free to all visitors to the church who wish to take a tour of the building and learn about its unique design and architectural features.
The history of the building will be narrated by councillor Ivor Lucas and many other local people who have played a significant role in the up-keep and maintenance of this beautiful building.
The audio guide currently available using the handsets provided will shortly be operational as a free application for smart phone users, details of which will be available in St Giles R C Church and the Pugin Centre in High Street.
This project has been made possible with thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands and Communities Mean Business LEADER funding (part of the Rural Development Programme for England).
Hannah Barter, a director of Urban Vision Enterprise CIC, who is leading the project, said: “We are delighted to launch the audio guide as a legacy of work from the brilliant celebrations in 2012.
“This will help to boost tourism in the town and provide another interesting engagement enabling people to hear the fantastic story of ‘Pugin’s Gem’ St Giles.”