The Farnborough Society

Preserving the past, shaping the future

Farnborough

Farnborough, located in North East Hampshire, is rightly famous for the biennial Farnborough International Air Show, which provides a stunning showcase for aeronautical innovation and attracts visitors from around the world.  However, aviation is just one part of the town’s rich heritage.  Once an important centre of pottery production, Farnborough still has many historic buildings to discover. Farnborough Hill School, for example, is a magnificent building that was formerly the home of the exiled Empress Eugenie of France, whose remains lie at nearby St Michael’s Abbey, along with those of her husband, Napoleon III, and her son, the Prince Imperial. Nearby, the original village of Farnborough, now known as Farnborough Street, has a delightful cluster of old cottages, full of character and history.  And North Camp, with its strong association with the Army in bygone days, retains a distinct sense of identity, reflected both in its buildings and in its community spirit.

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