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Gravesend’s Pocahontas statue can now ‘talk’

PUBLISHED: 16:10 16 June 2017

Pocahontas statue, Gravesend

Pocahontas statue, Gravesend

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The statue talks via a mobile scanning system on phones

Gravesham council have invested in the Pocahontas statue, by making it ‘talk’.

The addition to the town’s tourism offering forms part of the Pocahontas 400 project and has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The talking statue works by using a mobile phone to scan a QR code on the sign next to the statue.

Once you’ve done so, your phone rings and Pocahontas is on the other end of the line to tell you all about herself.

Gravesham council commissioned the company Sing London to develop and deliver this.

Cabinet member for heritage, tourism, the arts and young people, councillor Jordan Meade, said: “We are proud to be using the latest technology to bring the story of Pocahontas to life. This is a great educational resource that will allow schools and visitors to understand the true story of Pocahontas and how she came to be in Gravesend.”

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