Aldershot Through Time by Paul H. Vickers

By Paul H. Vickers

Aldershot is legendary because the 'Home of the British military' and the early personality of the city used to be shaped via the alternative of the military to make Aldershot Heath the location of its first everlasting education camp. earlier than 1853 Aldershot was once a small rural village of round 870 humans, yet this underwent a dramatic switch whilst a few 15,000 infantrymen arrived. to satisfy the desires of the troops, a brand new city, which used to be a striking instance of Victorian layout and structure, used to be built. within the twenty-first century Aldershot sees extra swap, similar to the recent Westgate centre and the Aldershot city Extension so as to construct millions of recent homes on land formerly used for barracks throughout South Camp. by means of evaluating interesting outdated pictures with their glossy equivalents, this publication exhibits not just many of the large adjustments that have happened in army and civilian Aldershot, but in addition how a lot of its wealthy historical past can nonetheless be noticeable and enjoyed.

Show description

Read or Download Aldershot Through Time PDF

Best travel in the united kingdom books

Stroud Valleys Pubs Through Time

Stroud is the capital of the south-western Cotswolds, positioned on the divergence of the 5 Golden Valleys, named after the financial wealth created within the processing of wool from the abundant offer of water energy. 5 populated valleys converge at Stroud, ten miles south-west of Cheltenham, making a bustle of hills.

Bedworth Through Time

Bedworth's lengthy heritage, from its Saxon origins to its Domesday access as a small farming payment, and later to close extinction within the Black dying, has continually been marked via problem and poverty. Seventeenth-century fire tax returns convey it because the poorest village in Warwickshire. problem has given its population a particular and a gritty choice that marks them nonetheless, regardless of the alterations of the final hundred years.

The Icknield Way. With illus. by A.L. Collins: With Illustrations by A. L. Collins

This early paintings through Edward Thomas was once initially released in 1916 and we're now republishing it with a new introductory biography. 'The Icknield manner' is one among Thomas's essays on go back and forth. Philip Edward Thomas used to be born in Lambeth, London, England in 1878. His mom and dad have been Welsh migrants, and Thomas attended a number of colleges, earlier than finishing up at St.

A1 Landmarks: Fascinating Points Along the Route

The A1, Britain’s longest numbered highway, is a ribbon of tarmac that stretches for 396 miles and threads its manner into the center of 2 nice capital towns. it's a direct descendant of the nice North street, whose path it nonetheless in part follows; a dwelling and respiring entity, it truly is in a relentless kingdom of flux in an try to accommodate an ever-increasing stream of site visitors.

Extra info for Aldershot Through Time

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.79 of 5 – based on 41 votes