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By Paul H. Vickers

Aldershot is known because the 'Home of the British military' and the early personality of the city used to be shaped by way of the alternative of the military to make Aldershot Heath the location of its first everlasting education camp. sooner than 1853 Aldershot was once a small rural village of round 870 humans, yet this underwent a dramatic swap whilst a few 15,000 infantrymen arrived. to satisfy the wishes of the troops, a brand new city, which used to be a impressive instance of Victorian layout and structure, used to be built. within the twenty-first century Aldershot sees extra switch, equivalent to the hot Westgate centre and the Aldershot city Extension for you to construct hundreds of thousands of latest homes on land formerly used for barracks throughout South Camp. via evaluating attention-grabbing previous pictures with their glossy equivalents, this booklet indicates not just the various large alterations 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.

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