The Friends of the Aldershot Military Museum are pleased to be the heritage partner for the Edge Project Aldershot in their latest venture, “War Town”.
The Edge Project is for young people aged 14-24 to organise, develop and deliver projects within their local community, engaging with local history and heritage. It provides opportunities for young people to run projects covering the events management life-cycle, marketing and promotion, fundraising activities, arts and culture public exhibitions, sports with the military, journalism, film and media. The Edge Project is supported by the Wessex Heritage Trust.
The current project involves 22 Film and Media students and aims to direct, film and edit a 4 part documentary series called “War Town”, to commemorate 2018 as the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The EDGE Project is working in partnership with Farnborough College of Technology and Friends of the Aldershot Military Museum, in establishing the facts and historical research into the heritage of Aldershot, Home of the British Army. The project is supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and SteadyMovie is supporting the pre and post production and is providing all the film and media workshops.
In 2017 FAMM were heritage advisors to the previous Edge Project, “Edge of Time”, in which students from the University of the Creative Arts, Farnham, undertook a series of artworks inspired by historic sites of Aldershot, and the results were displayed at the Aldershot Military Museum in September.
For more information on the “War Town” documentaries and the Edge Project go to https://www.wartown.org/.
On the 6th September 2018 Paul Vickers launched his book on Secret Aldershot. In conjunction with the launch The EDGE Project presented a photography exhibition unlocking the hidden factual historical stories written by Paul. The event was held at the Aldershot Enterprise Centre (Mandora House).
A display cabinet with items from the First World War was donated by The EDGE Project, on behalf of the Wessex Heritage Trust, supporting Paul H. Vickers “Secret Aldershot”.