A NEW project which will help visitors learn all about the history of Windsor has been launched.

Windsor Footsteps is a mobile phone based walking tour around the centre of the town.

Visitors will dial a dedicated number and hear a two minute audio message about one of the number of historic sites in the area including the Royal Station, The Guildhall and the Edinburh Woollen Mill.

The scheme is an initiative of the Friends of Windsor & Royal Borough Museum in conjunction with Andrew Try of ComXo, a Datchet based communications company and the Royal Borough.

Leaflets giving details of 'Footsteps' are being circulated and will be available from Windsor Information Centre and the library.

Co-ordinator Malcolm Lock said: "The intention is that, by obtaining sponsorship from local businesses and organisations, the Friends will be able to raise money towards equipping the new museum space which the council plans to open next year in a town centre location.

"We think this will appeal to both visitors and people who live in the town. It's quite unique and we hope it will be successful. We also hope that Footsteps will raise awareness of Windsor's heritage in advance of the new museum's opening." Anyone who would like to take the Footsteps tour should pick up a leaflet and then call 0207 0987050 followed by the number of the site you are interested in.

The only charge is the cost of making a call on your network.