SU8651 : Open space, Military Town

taken 4 years ago, near to Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain

Open space, Military Town
Open space, Military Town
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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SU8651, 77 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Grassland  Park and Public Gardens  Defence, Military  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8647 5184 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.5505N 0:45.7309W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8650 5181
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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