Virtual talk by Sam Brady

As part of the Buckinghamshire History Festival, PhD student Sam Brady spoke about his work with the National Paralympic Heritage Trust in creating their Paralympic Heritage trail app. 

The Paralympic heritage trail takes visitors from Elm Farm to Stoke Mandeville Stadium, up Stadium Approach and to the National Spinal Injuries Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The app details both the local and international history of the Paralympic Games, with its historic origins at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The trail is accessible, developed with Experience Heritage, a York-based digital heritage company. Each stop has text, image and audio content written by Sam.

Attendees to the event learnt about the new app before public launch and discovered the processes which went into curating this history for a heritage trail experience. Sam showcased the app, giving attendees a chance to see the app in action before its launch. 

About Sam Brady

Sam Brady is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow and the National Paralympic Heritage Trust. He is researching the Social, Political and Technological History of Sport Wheelchairs. Sam moved to Aylesbury in 2021, in order to work more closely with the NPHT. This heritage trail app was the result of a placement Sam undertook between November 2021 and May 2022, funded by AHRC.


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