In 1481 John Awbrey pledged 'My Manor at Aldershot' for a loan from the London Charterhouse of £126 in order to restore the church. In 1645 during the same conflict, Royalist troops invaded the village of Aldershot and set fire to it but St Michael's was spared the fire and survived.
There is a local legend that, after the Restoration, Nell Gwyne, making a journey from Portsmouth to London in 1678, stopped over in the area where she gave birth to a stillborn child of Charles II, with medical help coming from 'Old Mother Squall' who lived near the church; the child was said to have been buried under a tree in the churchyard.
A man has been charged after two police officers were allegedly injured in an attack in Aldershot.
Simon Priest, 41, will appear in court on Thursday charged with grievous bodily harm (GBH), attempted GBH and possession of a firearm, Hampshire Police said.
Dating to the 12th century with later additions, there was almost certainly an earlier church on the site.
Roy Montgomery, HGS Research Room Discovering Skeletons in Family History Finding skeletons in the cupboard is one of the delights of family history!The officers were taken to Frimley Park Hospital after being called to a domestic incident in Pegasus Avenue on Tuesday evening, the force said.Priest, of Pegasus Avenue, will also appear at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court charged with escaping lawful custody and theft.This is a habitat virtually unique in Europe, which explains its current high level of conservation protection.Above Left: Preservation and conservation of a rare recruiting poster from the 1920's, printed by Gale and Polden of Aldershot.By 1400 the church was in a state of collapse and Bishop William of Wykeham sequestrated the Rectory of Crondall to pay for the necessary repairs.