Victoria Day

Victoria Day will return on Saturday 13 June 2020.

Queen Victoria Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowLast summer the community of Aldershot came together for a day of traditional seaside fun.

Crowds lined the town centre streets to watch the Victoria Day parade make its way through the town centre. More than 500 people from community groups, schools and businesses took part, dressed in colourful Victorian bathing suits and seaside stripes - plus pirates, sailors, a mermaid and even someone dressed as a traditional beach hut!

Marching bands, Normandy veterans, schoolchildren, Scout and Guide groups and army cadets were among the many groups parading through the town centre. They were also joined by residents representing the Friends of Aldershot Lido, Aldershot Women's Institute and the Greater Rushmoor Nepali Community, to name just a few.

There was also plenty to do in Princes Gardens with family activities including a seaside photo board, sandpits, craft activities, donkey rides and fun fair rides.

Live entertainment provided a focal point in the community bandstand with performances by Farnham Big Band, the Conga Keyz, Jack Mason, Nirzari, KM Belly Dance and Redz Performing Academy.

The event was organised by ourselves, with the support of an enthusiastic group of volunteers and residents, who are part of the Aldershot Community Together group.

Video of the day

Competition winners

CategoryWinner
Best in ParadeAldershot Girl Guiding
Best Dressed Shop WindowEdgar Jerome in Wellington Street
Best Dressed Shop AssistantStaff at Aldershot Specsavers
Best stallSSAFA, the Armed Forces charity
Traders' Cup for outstanding contribution to Victoria DayShirley Gibbs of The Dressing Up Shop

Our sponsors

Huge thanks go to our sponsors Grainger, SpecsaversEnterprise Rent-A-CarLINKUP Ltd and to Hampshire County Council's councillors Bill Withers and Charles Choudhary for supporting the event through their grants.

 
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Aldershot town centre
towncentremanager@rushmoor.gov.uk
Tel: 01252 327671
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