History

Lines of hutments were the legacy of extensive military connections in Church Crookham, as a result Azalea Park and the surrounding area was formerly known as ‘Haig Lines’. This was an Officer Cadet Training camp built under the instruction of General Haig in the First World War. It was used by the Royal Army Medical corps, before being used as a reception camp for the Canadian Army personnel in World War II. The camp was demolished in the mid 1980’s to create the residential and park area that we all know and love.