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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 through the alternative of the military to make Aldershot Heath the positioning of its first everlasting education camp. sooner than 1853 Aldershot used to be a small rural village of round 870 humans, yet this underwent a dramatic switch whilst a few 15,000 infantrymen arrived. to fulfill the desires of the troops, a brand new city, which was once a awesome instance of Victorian layout and structure, was once developed. within the twenty-first century Aldershot sees extra swap, equivalent to the hot Westgate centre and the Aldershot city Extension for you to construct millions of recent homes on land formerly used for barracks throughout South Camp. through evaluating attention-grabbing previous images with their glossy equivalents, this publication exhibits not just the various large adjustments that have happened in army and civilian Aldershot, but in addition how a lot of its wealthy historical past can nonetheless be obvious and enjoyed.

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