A historic town tour: Aldershot

Welcome to the first of many town tours around Hampshire. In this series, I am going to delve into our photographic collection and highlight some of best images from Hampshire's historic towns.

Our first stop is Aldershot, a town steeped in military history. Naturally, much of the collection cared for by Hampshire Cultural Trust, highlights this military heritage, but there are some delightful exceptions such as S.F Cody in one of his early airplanes or the circus coming to town.

Wellington Street, Aldershot, c.1900-1910
The Lake at Manor Park, Aldershot
Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot, 1903
The Pegasus, Aldershot, c.1950s
Government House, Aldershot
The elephants of Chipperfields Circus being led up Barrack Road, Aldershot
Sir John French and his guests in a 1902 Panhard, the first staff car of the Army, 1904
The Royal Engineers Balloon Section, Aldershot, c.1903
Flight pioneer S.F Cody in his airplane, c.1910
A postcard of Queen's Avenue, Aldershot

See more of our photographic collection on our Facebook pages or search through our online collection through the following links:

Hampshire in Old Photographs

Transport in Old Photographs

Photographs | Hampshire Cultural Trust Online Collections
Photographs Our photographic collection contains topographical views of the county, its industries and inhabitants dating from the 1850’s to the present day, including representations of local photographers such as Terry Hunt of Basingstoke and William Savage of Winchester.

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Ben Murrey

Collections Assistant who looks after objects and makes them accessible to the public.
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