Memories of Farnborough


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Latest: John McVey and family; The Loyal Edmonton Regiment at Morval Barracks; St. Patrick's School, Peabody Road, South Farnborough; Royal Engineers at Hawley Lake, 1960; Bramshott Farm in the 1940s; Time at the Hillside Convent School in the 1950s; Phillips family in Cove; Tilly Shilling at the RAE; Eelmoor Farm; Memories of Pinewood House, 1921; Memories of West Heath Farm; Roaming Farnborough and back to Pinehurst corner and Elles Barracks; Memories of St Patrick's Church and North Camp; High altitude suits and experimental 'secret' jets; Letters home from a National Service Sapper at Guillemont Barracks - Autumn 1958; Testing the comet at the RAE; Treasures on a disused sewage treatment plant!; Memories from Wellingtonia School; The National Fire Service during WW2; The Meads family and Fish Pond farm; Eight generations at Woodlands Road, Cove; The Oaks, the Puddle and the Sweet Shop by the Rex Cinema


Farnborough has seen many changes over the years with the rapid growth of the town and the pioneering aviation activity at the RAE, to the decline in commerce in North Camp and eventually also in the current town centre - although redevelopment of Kingsmead and Queensmead promises to rejuvenate the centre. The international airshow brings thousands of people to the town, and the public events at King George V playing fields generate plenty of local interest. What was wartime Farnborough like and how did impact on the lives of people in the area? And how has the impact of the army influenced people's lives?

But what are your memories of Farnborough?


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