Getting to know Farnborough

Welcome to a new series of guides and walks in and around the UK and I am going to start close to home, I live in Farnborough and the town has some really interesting places that you may not know of. You will discover Saxon history and the town’s connections with more recent War Time history and I would be foolish not to talk of aviation!

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Farnborough Photowalk, rain does not stop play!

Thanks to everyone who came yesterday, despite the wet weather. Thanks also to Sally and her staff at the Library for providing some lovely refreshments, I was very impressed. There was talk about doing a second walk before the exhibition in September. I will announce a date for this in the near future.

I will share my photos with you all shortly and I look forward to seeing yours too!

The beauty is in the detail

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Portsmouth Cathedral – 1/200sec, f2.8, ISO 1600, 30mm (45mm), Nikon D300, RAW
If you read the post that I wrote on Saturday, you may have already seen this image but during the course of this week I shall be picking out individual shots taken from our trip to Portsmouth and writing about them in depth…
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Walk around old village of Farnborough

Its plainly obvious that after Jo Gosney took us on a great circular walk today that I only knew a very tiny amount about the area in which I live. Thank you ever so much, I really enjoyed it and learnt a great deal. Also thanks for your concern about my health, I made it all the way and I am not aching!

I took only 10 photos today which is unusual for me but I guess it was because I was more interested in what Jo had to say than I was in f-stops and composition! I will re-do the walk in the future and take some more shots. Read more

Historic Farnborough

Later today I will be joining a historic walk around Farnborough (after all I need the exercise right now to get back to full fitness). Its being led by local historian Jo Gosney and we will be exploring the area known as “Farnborough Village” the very original Farnborough. I will take my camera along to capture the places we explore and will put together an article on the blog late.

I am working on a little side project of documenting how Farnborough looks today (photographically) and the changes that are afoot. The problem is I have shelved this for awhile for personal reasons but now is as good a time as any to gradually get it going again.

I hope to (over time) write up on a few walks around the area and indeed the whole county of Hampshire, to provide something useful and interesting to people visiting this site. I have for this reason set up a number of tags which will aid site visitors in finding these things.

I would also like to mention the Farnborough Society at this point, as today’s walk will also serve as an introduction to the work being carried out by the Society’s History Group which is led by Jo Gosney. More information can be gleaned from the Society website: www.thefarnboroughsociety.org.uk

Related links:

http://www.rushmoor.gov.uk/media/adobepdf/e/6/10walksaroundfarnborough_1.pdf