The Chairman of The Outdoor Trust, Hugo Vickers DL, announced the completion of the Commonwealth Walkway's app today at a private view of an exhibition – The Longest Reign - in St Georges Chapel, Windsor. The app, which is available on Apple IOS immedietly and will be on Android in March 2016, can be found with the name 'Commonwealth Walkways'.
For now, only The Queen's Walkway in Windsor is visible on the app, which includes some excellent images of The Queen shared by local Berkshire photographer Jill Aspel. The text has been written by Hugo with the support of many local historians at the Windsor Museum and local history society including Margaret Kirby, Dan Howwick and Brigitte Mitchel. Many other images of The Queen are also part of the exhibition, put together by retired Captain of the St George's Lay Stewards Tim O’Donovan. The rather remarkable display in the Chapel is taken from Tim's own personal collection of photographs and memorabilia assembled in full glory to commemorate the significant, but discreetly celebrated milestone of Her Majesty The Queen becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch.
Hugo Vickers with Outdoor Trust friend Robert Lyle, Director of The Commonwealth Disaster Management Agency
Hugo Vickers said "We are delighted that The Queen’s Walkway, 6.37 kilometres long and with 63 points of interest is now available online as planned. We will continue to refine this, keep it updated and plan to add the other Walkways, including the Trust's existing Jubilee Walkway and Jubilee Greenway London routes, shortly. In time of course all of the Trust's Commonwealth Walkways in other Commonwealth Nations and Territories will also be added. I am happy to report that Walkways now exist in Glasgow, Samoa, and the Gold Coast, that one is about to go into Valletta, and that marker discs have been laid in Wellington, Auckland and Rarotonga. Perth is looking promising and we are soon off to the Falklands". Hugo added "I suspect that The Queen has a special place in her heart for Windsor, as do we all. So once again a huge thank you to all who have helped us already get this far".