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10 years ago Alder­shot News Fri­day July 30 2004 Towns high on de­prived list

RUSH­MOOR bor­ough may pride it­self on be­ing one of the most pros­per­ous places to live in Bri­tain – but it is also home to some of the most de­prived area.

That is the find­ing of a govern­ment study which looked at the most de­prived ar­eas across the coun­try.

The study of 32,000 ar­eas con­firmed that even in welloff Rush­moor there is de­pri­va­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to fig­ures, parts of the North Town area of Alder­shot, such as Den­mark Square, fall within the top 20% of the most de­prived ar­eas in the United King­dom.

The sec­ond most de­prived ar­eas in­clude part of the Tot­land es­tate in Farn­bor­ough’s May­field ward and Tices Meadow in Alder­shot.

Fur­ther down the na­tional ta­ble are parts of Welling­ton ward in Alder­shot and Fern­hill ward in Farn­bor­ough.

50 years ago Alder­shot News Fri­day July 31 1964 ‘The rat pit of Alder­shot’ that may be li­brary’s tag

A FORE­CAST that Alder­shot pub­lic li­brary might earn the name of the Rat Pit if drinks are al­lowed on the premises was made by Coun­cil­lor A D De­war at the bor­ough coun­cil meet­ing on Tues­day, and Coun­cil­lor E A Hills also fore­saw peo­ple get­ting drunk there.

He asked that the li­brary com­mit­tee should re­con­sider its pro­posal to al­low or­gan­i­sa­tions us­ing the li­brary to ap­ply for liquor li­cences, and this was car­ried by 13 votes to nine.

Cllr Hills said he just did not agree with al­low­ing drink­ing at the li­brary, even if this made him un­pop­u­lar with the peo­ple of Alder­shot. It was ‘com­pletely out of con­text’, and there were places more suit­able for drink­ing, he added. Cllr RW J Un­der­down pointed out that this was a way of in­creas­ing book­ings for the li­brary, which were needed, and there was no sug­ges­tion of par­ties be­ing held there.

100 years Alder­shot News Fri­day July 31 1914 Sewing ma­chines for schol­ars

THE ques­tion of whether sewing ma­chines shall be pro­vided for the el­der girls in the Alder­shot cemetery schools was de­bated at the monthly meet­ing of the ed­u­ca­tion com­mit­tee on Tues­day evening.

A rec­om­men­da­tion to this ef­fect was op­posed by sev­eral mem­bers, the op­po­nents of the scheme ar­gu­ing that it was more im­por­tant to give the girls sound in­struc­tion in hand-work.

The Rev D O’Far­rell, in mov­ing the adop­tion of the rec­om­men­da­tion, said it should read that a suit­able sewing ma­chine be sup­plied to each school in which the el­der girls are taught needle­work. That was the in­ten­tion of the com­mit­tee, but as the clause was framed in the agenda it might be taken to mean an un­lim­ited num­ber.

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