Welcome to Historic Farnborough. The aim of this site is to show how Farnborough has changed over the last hundred years or so through a virtual tour of local landmarks, an interactive gallery, and a memories and family history section. The site also shows how parts of the town's heritage have been lost and aims to try and preserve it in a small way. Images and information have already been obtained from a number sources, and are regularly being supplemented with recent photographs of the town as a contrast to older images for an authentic 'now and then' comparison.
We now hope that you, or any organisation or group you're involved with, will want to share you photos, information and memories of the town.
How to use the site
Navigating around the site is very straightforward as every page has the same link options at the top. For pages within the Virtual Tour or Gone but not forgotten you can click on the available thumbnails to view the larger image - but remember to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the larger images, especially on pages that include a lot of photos, such as the Queensmead tour page, which is featuring images of the latest demolition and redevelopments.
Also look out for the 'Quick tip' tool on these pages which point you to direct 'now and then' comparisons of photographs taken in the past and today from the same spot in Farnborough.
On the Gallery section, use the arrows at the top and bottom of the vertical display of thumbnails to select which photos you want to view. All of the images here show aspects of Farnborough's social history dating from the early 20th century until today.
If you're still experiencing problems, then please contact us. Otherwise, we hope you enjoy the site.