Welcome to Farnham Rotary
Farnham has been an important place for thousands of years. Bronze and Iron Age peoples used it as a junction of trackways.
The Romans used its plentiful clay to make stunning pottery and the Saxons gave it its name.
Soon after the Norman Conquest the Castle was built and Farnham grew in size through the Middle Ages thanks to the local monks and the woollen trade.
During the 17th and 18th Centuries Farnham grew into one of the largest corn markets in the South of England.
Towards the end of the 18th Century and into the beginning of the 19th Century Farnham became famous for the hops it grew.
In 1884 the army came to neighbouring Aldershot and Farnham settled into the traditional ‘Market Town’ we know and love today.
For a more in depth ‘History of Farnham’ pick up a leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre.
copyright Farnham Town Council
President: Chris Mansell, Overwood House, Old Compton Lane, Farnham, GU9 8EH
Honorary Secretary: Janet Maines, 19 Hale Place, Monkton Lane, Farnham, GU9 9BJ