The team is made up of former soldiers from the Army Apprentices College that served as a home, school and a future for some 28000 young men aged between 14 and 16 who attended the School, later College between 1924 and 1994 when it was closed.
The idea is to maintain the history and heritage of that period for the surviving families of the boys and the wider local community. It will be a permanent reminder of those soldiers and the commitment to the local area as well as their contributions to the nation in times of conflict. We have many photos and stories to tell which many people have never seen or heard until now. It would be a sad loss should this idea not come to fruition having been given the chance to preserve the history of this establishment.
Any funding raised would be used to develop the exhibition and to maintain the growth of memorabilia along with the ongoing maintenance of the project.