Students successfully pitch for Delapre Abbey web site


Students from Media, Journalism and Graphic Design have been successfully in their bid to produce a new web site for Delapre Abbey.

The Abbey which is a site of national interest has a unique history, being first an monastery of nuns around the year 1145, a battle site of the War of the Roses in 1460, then after the dissolution of monasteries, was re-built as a country manor in the 1500’s, later becoming a home to Victorian splendour.

The Abbey is currently receiving a new lease of life following a 6.5 million pounds grant from the European Union and the national Lottery and promises to become a hub for the local community when it reopens it’s doors in September. 

The proposed web site is now in construction and aims to reflect the Abbey’s unique history and importance to the town, providing information for schools working on local history projects and details on how the unique venue will cater for weddings, corporate events and even a cup of tea in the stunning new cafe.

Students; Hayley Blow, Samantha Clawson, Ben Gray, Ida Hamer, Sophie Turner and Matt Barnard are worked alongside media staff Daniel Oxer, Richard Byles and Daryl Scott on the bid providing a comprehensive vision for the new site detailing how they would integrate interactive content, social media, video and email newsletters into the site and offer an exceptional experience for  visitors.