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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.