Virtual Tour - The Oaks

You've made it to the former site of the first School in Farnborough, The Oaks, in Cove, built by Edward Green and which pulled down in 1967 to be replaced by the Catholic Our Lady and St. Dominic church.

Where to now? To the East on the other side of nearby Farnborough Road is the impressive St. Michael's Abbey. A little further down Farnborough Road is Highgate Lane with the former site of Brands Removals store lying nearby to the South along with Elm Grove Road, the former RAE railway, Victoria Road and the Victoria Road Chapel. To the West is the Thatched Cottage pub. For the full list of locations nearby, pick where you want to go next from the menu on the right.
Demolished - Gone but not forgotten. Image copyright Fotosearch.com
Quick tip Take a look at images 1-4 for authentic 'now and then' comparisons.

Click on an image to see how the former site of The Oaks has changed over the years. (Remember to scroll down to see the larger images).

1. 1890s 2. 1966/67 3. 2007 4. 2007
5. 2010

Click on an image to begin the tour.

Image and thumbnail 1 is reproduced courtesy of Hampshire Library and Information Service. Image and thumbnail 2 is reproduced courtesy of David Dixon.





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