"HISTORY"

History has been divided into a number of different areas for ease of reference. Please select from the following or use links on the left.

Mainly about Old Fleet and Crookham by Ted Roe

The Gurkhas in Fleet

Fleet Pond - 1000 years of history by Fred Wilmot

History of Road names in Fleet and Crookham

Have you any stories of Fleet's past or perhaps some old photos? Let us know.

FLEET TIMELINE COMPILED BY CLASS P3K at Velmead Junior School in 2003

1871 - The population of Fleet was 381
1889 - The first bank opened
1897 - Fleet Hospital opened
1900 - Mains water was available, and the Fire Brigade was formed.
1910 - St Phillip's and St James' church was built.
1910 - Police Station was built.
1934 - All Saint's Church was enlarged.
1950 - The population of Fleet was increasing rapidly.
1960 - The original St Phillip's and St James' began to rot, so a new one was built.

Link to Fleet and Crookham Local History Club

Link to Fleet and Farnborough Family History Group - email fleetandfarnborough@hgs-online.org.uk