Have you ever walked around Newport and wondered about the secrets hidden within the buildings, lanes and signs you pass?

A new app, launched by the Isle of Wight Story Festival (returning in February 2023), promises to answer your questions with fascinating – and often funny – stories.

Funded by Newport’s Heritage Action Zone, it is being officially launched at the Isle of Wight Walking Festival and will take families on a tour around Newport, to discover the town’s hidden histories.

On this treasure-hunt style walk, participants will search for the locations of different photographs from the app, and will unlock stories of strange shopkeepers, runaway cows, princesses and plague as they go.

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The new walk starts in St Thomas Square on Sunday, May 8, at 2:30pm and it is suitable for all abilities.

Register HERE to join the launch, or CLICK HERE to find out more about the app (and click here to download it on an android phone), via the Isle of Wight Story Festival website.

The Isle of Wight Story Festival in 2022.

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