A series of six trails exploring the civilian and military history of Aldershot since the Victorian era.
With the ever-changing face of Aldershot, this project celebrates and commemorates over 160 years of the town’s history from its humble beginnings as a small rural village to its current status.
The project focuses on people, places, buildings, and events as we tell the story of Aldershot and its place in history as the ‘Home of the British Army’.
We hope you enjoy using the trails and feedback is always welcome to enable us to make improvements to the experience.
Usage: To pauses move your mouse into the carousel and to resumes move your mouse outside the carousel. A PDF is also available here to download.
The Aldershot Heritage Trails are the result of five years’ collaboration between Rushmoor Borough Council, the Friends of Aldershot Military Museum and Grainger plc, in order to develop and deliver this exciting project.
On Saturday 19th November 2016, the plans for the proposed Aldershot Heritage Trails were presented to the public in Aldershot town centre. We were asking people to fill out a survey with their thoughts on the proposed Trails. Click the image to view the PDF that was produced for the Public Consultation.
Here are some photos from the day. In the photos are Paul Vickers and Mike Gardiner from the Friends and Ed Bartlett and Carla Norton from Grainger Plc.
Five new heritage trails have been launched in Farnborough, Hampshire to celebrate the town’s rich history and its link to British aviation. The trails, covering the areas of Farnborough Street, North Camp, St Peter’s and Cove Village, as well as an Aviation trail beginning at the FAST Museum, were launched at the University Centre in Farnborough College of Technology on 20 June 2023.
Local historian Jo Gosney, who authored four of the five trails, gave a short talk on each of the trails and sharing some of the key points of interest.
Using the Farnborough Heritage Trails digital app created by AT Creative, users can learn all about the history of the town. As they arrive at a point of interest, audio stories, images and facts pop up, bringing the heritage to life. Each trail features historic and modern images and detailed information to add to the enjoyment of the trail. The free app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play and so far, more than 1500 people have done so.
The history of Farnborough spans more than a millennium, with the town having grown from a tiny hamlet with a population of 13 recorded in the Domesday Book to over 65,000 in the 2021 census.
The Farnborough Heritage Trails have been fully funded by Rushmoor Borough Council and supported by the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST) and a dedicated team of volunteers. A special thanks must go to Sue Adcock, who played a key role in the development of the Aviation trail.
The new Farnborough trails add to the six already in place for Aldershot.
For more details of the heritage trails please see the heritage trails page on the Rushmoor Borough Council website.