A smartphone app for information on Waltham Abbey to be launched

The app will be compatible with iPhones and Android devices

The app will be compatible with iPhones and Android devices

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A free smart phone app will provide easy access to detailed information about Waltham Abbey.

The Waltham Abbey Town Team, a partnership of  businesses, councilors, civil servants and town partnership members, is launching the service, which will include listings for places to shop and eat, as well as tourist destinations and a brief history of the area.

Town Partnership chairwoman, Helen Kane, said: “We are a very old town with a very modern outlook.

“It will be very useful for the younger generation and tourists to get to know what’s available in the town.

“We’re putting Waltham Abbey on the app.”

The app cost around £3,000 to develop and was funded in equal measure by the Town Team and Town Partnership.

In addition the area will recieve £10,000 from a central government grant for high street regeneration with backing from the MP for Epping Forest Eleanor Laing who will be at the launch event.

Information about the app will be posted on notice boards around the town.

The app will be compatible with both iPhones and Android devices and is the first to be launched for a specific town in the district.

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12:25pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

This is good because King Harold was repu
This is good because King Harold was repu Villagecranberry
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12:46pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Meant King Harold is reputed to be intered in the crypt there under the souveneir stand.
Meant King Harold is reputed to be intered in the crypt there under the souveneir stand. Villagecranberry
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1:07pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Helen, Walthamstow says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Meant King Harold is reputed to be intered in the crypt there under the souveneir stand.
No he isn't. He is reputed to have been buried in a former part of the abbey, now outside the church as we know it now.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Meant King Harold is reputed to be intered in the crypt there under the souveneir stand.[/p][/quote]No he isn't. He is reputed to have been buried in a former part of the abbey, now outside the church as we know it now. Helen, Walthamstow
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