The first two new heritage trails for Farnborough have been launched.

Guests gathered at the FAST Museum in the town for the launch of the Farnborough Street trail, which outlines the history of the original village, and the Aviation trail, which celebrates Farnborough’s rich aviation heritage.

Using the Farnborough Heritage Trails digital app created by AT Creative, users can learn all about the history of the town with each trail featuring buildings of interest, illustrated by historic and modern images and detailed information to add to the enjoyment of the trail.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

The history of Farnborough spans more than a millennium, with the town having grown from a tiny hamlet with a population of 13 recorded in the Domesday Book to over 65,000 in the 2021 census.

The Farnborough Heritage Trails have been funded by Rushmoor Borough Council and supported by the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST) and a dedicated team of volunteers.

Among them are Jo Gosney and Sue Adcock, who have played a key role in the development of the new trails. 

A further three Farnborough heritage trails will be developed in the new year and launched around Easter time.

The new Farnborough trails add to the six already in place for Aldershot.

For more details of the heritage trails please see our heritage trails page.

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