SU8753 : Aldershot Military Museum

taken 6 years ago, near to Farnborough, Hampshire, Great Britain

Aldershot Military Museum
Aldershot Military Museum
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Aldershot Military Museum
Aldershot Military Museum in Aldershot Military Town in Hampshire was conceived by former Aldershot Garrison Commander, the late Brigadier John Reed. The Museum was opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester in 1984 and is housed in the only two surviving barrack bungalows built in the "North Camp" area of Farnborough in the 1890s. The Museum tells the story of the British Army in Aldershot, the "Home of the British Army", from the Army's arrival in the area in the 1850s to the present.
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Aldershot Military Town :: SU8752
Aldershot Military Town is the area between Aldershot and North Camp near Farnborough. It is a garrison town that serves as the location for the military presence in the area. It houses Aldershot Garrison's married quarters, barracks, Army playing fields and other sporting facilities. It is mostly centred around the junction of Queen's Avenue and Alisons Road. The military town includes some local landmarks, such as the Aldershot Observatory, Aldershot Military Cemetery, the Royal Garrison Church and other churches.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert showed a keen interest in the establishment and development of Aldershot as a garrison town in the 1850s, at the time of the Crimean War. They had a wooden Royal Pavilion built which they would often stay in when attending reviews of the army. In 1860 Albert established and endowed the Prince Consort's Library, which still exists today.
Aldershot Military Town is separate from the town of Aldershot and comes under its own military jurisdiction.
The area also houses various military and regimental museums, including the Aldershot Military Museum.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8723 5301 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.1746N 0:45.0605W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8722 5302
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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