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.
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.