A NEW free interactive app, that would bring history to life, could be on its way to Droitwich.

Droitwich Spa Heritage and Information Centre has revealed plans to apply for funding for an augmented reality (AR) Heritage Trail app.

If it gets the go-ahead the app would engage residents of all ages, as well as visitors to Droitwich Spa, by highlighting some key historical events, people and features.

Augmented reality is an interactive experience of a real-world environment enhanced by computer-generated items.

The popular Pokemon Go app uses similar technology.

Although Evesham had one for a while that had now stopped, so if the AR app got the green light it would be the only interactive history app of its type in Worcestershire.

But Droitwich Spa Heritage and Information Centre, that is applying for funding from Wychavon District Council, need Droitwich residents to back the plan.

Sarah Davies, Droitwich Spa Heritage Centre’s joint heritage manager with Catherine Finn, said: "In order to obtain the funding from Wychavon DC, we need to demonstrate the support of the community and so have to undergo a consultation process.

"To this end we are contacting local groups, their representatives and individuals to see if they could help us with our application by sending us a written or emailed statement, declaring their interest and support.

"This action would really help us in our bid to get the project to go ahead

"It would be a brilliant thing to introduce, something people of all ages would enjoy."

The plan is the app would run on both Android and IOS devices, and be easily downloadable.

Anyone who wants to show their support can do so by filling out a survey at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y39XVNR, or email heritage@droitwichspa.gov.uk.