A is for Aldershot

My first choice for A was in fact Alfold. I have a rather lovely postcard of this Surrey village which is close to the Sussex border. My filing system has become flawed! and so I have substituted with Aldershot.
Aldershot is in Hampshire, and is well known for it’s military presence.  You can read more HERE. My Great Great Uncle was stationed here in the late 19th Century as he was in the Medical Corp, or as it is known now the Royal Army Medical Corp (RAMC), who are located at Keogh Barracks and there is a regiment museum located in Aldershot still. You can see their web site HERE.
This has not been used, so dating can only really be estimated with the occurrences within the postcard. I love the soldiers gathered on the left, whereas we see the modern inventions of the car and aeroplane in the sky above.
For those interested in the unusual name of Keogh, there is a One-Name study for the name and you can read more about that HERE

You can see who else is participating in the A – Z Challenge by visiting the participants lists at www.a-to-zchallenge.com

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationary & History; Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies and surname courses.
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1 Response to A is for Aldershot

  1. The Airoplane should give a good Ideas as to the date which looks sometime around WWI

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