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On Sunday 13th September 2015 we opened the doors to the station for the first time to the public since 1967. Not only did we have a wonderful Heritage Open Day, we also unveiled the new window murals.
We have been running an art project with the two primary schools in Trimley St Mary and Trimley St Martin. The project has included the children learning about the history and architecture of the station buildings. The children spent time at the station before sketching their ideas and interpretations of the history of the buildings.
We were very pleased that the Mayor of Felixstowe, Cllr Doreen Savage was able to attend and help the children unveil their masterpieces. We have used a new technology, called Augmented Reality to bring the murals to life. Once the children had painted the murals, we spent some time with them videoing them to get a better understanding of why they painted what they did.
So now visitors to the station can download an app to their mobile phones and their phones will then recognise the murals and play the appropriate video. Below is a video showing this working.
The gallery below shows a number of children with their work during and after the unveiling.