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Aldershot Heritage

1. The History of Military Aldershot

Amateur cinefilm chronicling the history of Aldershot military activities from the 1850s to the early 1970s.
Lt. Col. Howard Cole; 1966-78; Colour; silent

2. Trial flight of latest Army Airship at Aldershot

Early film footage of the flight and landing of a small airship - the Beta?
Frederick Cook; c1913; B/W; silent

3. Aldershot Show 1935

Silent footage of this annual event, held at the Rushmoor Arena.
Film maker unknown; 1935; B/W; silent

4. Aldershot Celebrates the Coronation

Extracts from Aldershot Borough Surveyor F W Taylors pictorial record of the towns Coronation celebrations in May and June of 1953.
F W Taylor & F S Stay; 1953; Colour; silent

5. Mounted Military Police

Amateur film of mounted military police helping schoolchildren cross the road in Aldershot during the 1950s
Paul Burch; 1950s; B/W; silent

 

1. Aldershot Celebrates the Coronation

More extracts from Aldershot Borough Surveyor F W Taylors pictorial record of the towns Coronation celebrations in May and June of 1953.
F W Taylor and F S Stay; 1953; Colour; silent

2. The Parachute Regiment receives the Freedom of the Borough of Aldershot

A film made to commemorate the granting of the Freedom of Aldershot to the Paras in 1957, with commentary by Lt. Col. Howard Cole.
F W Taylor; 1957; Colour; sound

3. Freedom of Aldershot to the APTC

The Army Physical Training Corps receive the Freedom of the Borough in 1960.
Film maker unknown; 1960; Colour; silent

4. Army Cup Final

The 10th Royal Hussars versus the 1st Battalion the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) at the Aldershot Military Stadium, 10 April 1963.
Film maker unknown; 1963; Colour; silent

 

 

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