Revision of Wallace Trails from Mon, 2014-07-14 20:52

Several trails have been set up around the world so that visitors to the area can do their own self-guided tour of the local Wallace-related sights. So far they are as follows:

1) Hertford, England: Wallace moved with his family to the town in 1828/9 when he was 5 or 6 and lived there until early 1837 when he was 14. They lived in 5 houses, at least 4 of which survive - the other one might also, but it hasn't been located yet. It was in Hertford that Wallace received his only formal education at Hertford Grammar School. This school became the Richard Hale School and although it has moved site the original old building survives. Two Wallace tours have been devised - the first is feature on page 11 of the following publication - A more comprehensive trail can be obtained as a leaflet from Hertford Museum.

2) Neath, Wales: Wallace lived in or near Neath at various times between late autumn 1841 and early 1848. It was there that his interest in natural history developed and where he first became interested in transmutation (i.e. evolution).  To download a leaflet showing the excellent Wallace trail in Neath and surrounding areas click on: . There is also a special version formatted for printing:

3) Singapore

4) Sarawak, Borneo: The Wallace trail here is 

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith