Aston Martin employees help make history
Aston Martin: A Century of Craftsmanship Project (April 2013 until March 2015).
The project tells the behind-the-scenes history of Aston Martin by enabling current and former employees to make their own historical record and share it with a wider public audience. There is a dedicated website for this project at: www.astonmartinhistory.co.uk
Generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, with support from Aston Martin Lagonda Limited, Aston Martin Heritage Trust and Aston Martin Owners Club.
Achievements to date include:-
- An exhibition at the Heritage Motor Centre from March 2013 to November 2014. Exhibition featured photographs, oral history, moving image, artefacts and a small display of Aston Martin cars.
- Community engagement events were held during 2013 at Gaydon (Aston Martin’s current HQ & factory) and Newport Pagnell (Aston Martin’s factory from 1964 to 2007) .
- In 2013, two volunteer groups of current and former employees were established in Gaydon and Newport Pagnell. Volunteers received Oral History Society training and then recorded interviews with colleagues. These interviews cover employment experience at Aston Martin from the Fifties to the present day. Extracts from these interviews are featured in the exhibition and at the project website: www.astonmartinhistory.co.uk
For 2015, the Aston Martin: A Century of Craftsmanship exhibition will move to Brooklands Museum and for more information, please visit the Brooklands Museum website.