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To see pictures from the Eltham Palace visit see our Annual Excursions Page.


Battle of Passchendaele
The 100 years’ anniversary of the start of the Battle of Passchendaele (more correctly known as the 3rd Ypres) is on the 31st July 2017. Paul Vickers has written an article on Aldershot and Passchendaele which can be viewed here.


Museum Talk: Spivs, Scoundrels, Rogues and Worse…
Saturday 20th May, 14:00 hrs
Penny Legg reveals the shocking truth behind wartime crime in this fascinating talk.

Free Event. All Welcome.

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AHT Maps Aldershot Barrack Finder: 1855 - 1939
The original hand written documents compiled by the late Victor Waller have been found. The Friends have digitised the documents and the results can be seen in our new Barrack Finder.

Barrack Finder now extends back to 1855!

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FAMM Talks Autumn FAMM Talk of 2017
Both of our Autumn talks have been announced:
  • “Bruneval” – Present by Paul Wharam
  • “The Newcombe Narrative” – Presented by Gill Picken
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Library Logo Library Talks
See details of various talks at Aldershot and Farnborough Librarys on our events page.

The latest talks are:- "Sharpe's Army", "Jane Austen and the Military" and "Russia and Europe: What Next?".

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garrison.012 Garrison Herald (012) - The First Permanent Barracks
The unedited version Garrison herald article for February 2017/March 2017 is now available on our website.

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Audio Audio History
Paul Vickers, local Historian and Vice Chairman of the Friends, talks on Eagle Radio about the origins of Aldershot camp and how this has changed through the years. The recordings were made in 2014 as part of Eagle Radio’s Centenary: From Front Line to Peace Time programs.

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AHT Maps Aldershot Heritage Trails - Interactive Maps
Update: New look maps

A set of interactive maps showing the Aldershot Heritage Trails is available. The main map allows you to drill down into each trail. On each trail you can move your mouse over each location to get a description of that location. For the zones, you can click on the zone to get details of what can be found in that zone. Where trails overlap, you can click to get to that trail. At present we haven’t put up any photographs on the maps, partly due to copyright restricts and party due to that fact that we want you to actual visit the trails.

Note: These interactive maps are best viewed on a computer-PC. Also note that the numbering of the points on the trails are only for reference; you may join the trail at any point.
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Christmas Museum Historic Recruiting Posters
The old posters in the museum have been replaced with new copies of the orignals. Paid for by a brequest from the late Peter Jenner.
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Christmas Aldershot Heritage Trails
Aldershot has a wealth of rich military and civilian history, and to celebrate this, we are proposing to create five heritage trails across the town which will highlight the historic buildings and monuments that can be found in the area.
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Book Aldershot History Tour
New book release: Aldershot History Tour by Paul H. Vickers. See the books page for more details.
 

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