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Farnborough was little more than a turning off the old London Road when potter turned farmer William Smith (1790-1858) brought life to the village with his colourful character. Forced by family circumstances to trade his formal education for hard work (after only three days at school), his familyâ€™s memories of Smithâ€™s contribution to the life of Farnborough Street were eventually penned in 1919 by his grandson George Bourne.
Bourneâ€™s book is filled with fascinating details of family life in early Farnborough, village characters, scandal and gossip, unwelcome change, and the coming of the railways.
Saint Michael's Abbey Press