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Farnborough Town Information

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This market town is best known for its associations with aeroplanes and is home to the Farnborough Air Show.

In 1908 the American flier Samuel Cody made the first British powered flight in a heavier-than-air craft here.

Later Farnborough became the headquarters of the Royal Aircraft Establishment.

Farnborough Air Show Photo © David Wright
Farnborough Air Show -
Photo: David Wright CCL

Farnborough Hall Photo © Shelia Russell
Farnborough Hall - Photo: Shelia Russell CCL

  The Empress Eugenie of France lived at Farnborough Hill as an exile until she died in 1920.

She built the Church of St. Michael’s Abbey which contains a mausoleum for her husband, Napoleon III, and her son, both of whom died in the Zulu Wars.