For over a century, Whitehill & Bordon has had its roots firmly planted as a garrison town.
As Whitehill & Bordon undergoes this transformation, it is our duty to preserve and promote its past as a thriving military town, as well as embracing the challenge of creating something new for future generations.
Originally a training base for the British Army, it later also became a centre for engineering and innovation.
Our overall heritage strategy will:
Provide a new Heritage Centre in the Makers Market
Celebrate the existing heritage and make it more visible, accessible and available for new uses
Pay homage to the existing community and the legacy of the military heritage
Ensure the heritage is encompassed in the new image for the town
Many of the garrison’s landmark buildings will be restored and integrated into the town centre, marrying up the site’s history with its future.
In 2017, the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company took part in the country’s largest heritage festival. Talks and tours took place on the army’s history in the area, the former barracks and memorial gardens, as well as running Roman based activities for children.
Images courtesy of Woolmer Forest Heritage Society
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