VISITORS to the Aldershot Military Museum will be able to see a selection of objects relating to jubilee celebrations over the last 100 years. The show has been organised as part of a series of displays by Hampshire County Museums Service to mark this year's Golden Jubilee.
The display contains a wide variety of items. These include printed textiles showing Queen Victoria and the huge extent of the British Empire during the 19th century, right through to the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth in 1977, which features as a motif on a pair of embroidered socks.
The display is brought up to date with an unofficial Queen's Golden Jubilee medal issued this year.
Museum curator Ian Maine said: "The items show two things. The first is the way the design of commemorative items has changed over the years, and the sort of things it has been applied to.
"Once, printed textiles and medallions were popular, whereas now ceramics and clothing predominate. The other significant thing is the way the role and perception of royalty has changed over the years." The Aldershot Military Museum and Local History Gallery in Queens Avenue, Aldershot, opens daily from 10 am to 5pm. Parking is free and there is disabled access throughout. For more information please call 01252 314598.