VISITORS to a cemetery on Anglesey can now use their mobile phone or tablet devices to discover the stories of some the grave occupants.

QR codes have been placed at the entrance to Church Island, Menai Bridge, meaning that by using a “QR scanner” app on their mobiles, visitors can receive a list of selected graves and a map showing their locations.

As well as reading about the individuals, app users can listen to readings of poems while standing beside the graves of two poets, to a specially recorded performance of a hymn that was popular in Victorian times.

HistoryPoints, a Wales-wide information project launched in 2012, teamed up with the Friends of Church Island and the Church in Wales to provide the QR codes and information free of charge, supported by specialists in relevant aspects of history.

Featured stories at Church Island cemetery include those of the great poet and dramatist Cynan, the coroner responsible for hundreds of inquests after the Royal Charter shipwreck and two brothers who died in different world wars.

Lis Perkins, a member of the Friends of Church Island group, said: “For many years we’ve had people asking for directions to the graves of Cynan and the ‘Bardd Cocos’ in particular.

"Now anybody can find those graves, and many others, without depending on finding someone to ask. "We hope the information will enhance their visits and increase awareness of some of the remarkable people buried at our beautiful churchyard."