HISTORIC GODALMING

Timeline before 1837
or from 1837


Local and national events from Anglo-Saxon times to Regency England or from Queen Victoria's reign to modern times

People
 


Biographies and images of local and national figures

 Collection
Highlights


From mamoth's tooth to man trap and man's smock to mangle
See also The Local History Galleries

Virtual Museum

 This is  a collection of over 100 short videos and images. They tell you about selected parts of the history of Godalming and what can be found about that history in the Museum.

Button to list of videos

Godalming's
Industrial Past


This is currently under development


Surprising
Connections

 

Including The Titanic and the first public electricity in the world

 


HISTORICAL IMAGES

Selections of historical images of the town and principal streets to Godalming

 

 

 *High Street in 1961 shows most of the buildings in the High Street in photographs taken by Peter Quittenton & Lovell Appleyard LRPS, who made a similar surveys of several other local town centres.

 The index to the photographs of the High Street also shows the numbering of the buildings before it was changed in 1964.

 

PLACES OF INTEREST

The principal places of interest in Godalming and the surrounding villages for which Godalming Museum has historic images.  In some cases it is not possible to see the places now, either because they are private or because they have been lost through demolition or fire:

 

Events 

 

 This section contains pages covering the major events in Godalming for which there are images:


Event

    
Year

Public Electricity

 

1881

Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee

 

1887

The opening of the Meath Home

 

1892

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

 

1897

Accession & Coronation of King Edward VII

 

1901 & 1902

Fire at the Rea and Fisher Tannery

 

1905

Accession & Coronation of King George V

 

1910 & 1911

First World War

 

1914-18
 

The Godalming Carnival

 

1924

King George V's Silver Jubilee

 

1935

Accession and Abdication of King Edward VIII

 

1936

Accession & Coronation of King George VI

 

1936 & 1937

Second World War

Home Guard

 

1939-45



Accession & Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

 

1952 & 1953

The Great Flood

 

1968

Millennium Celebrations

 

2000

Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee

 

2012

 

For Godalming's timeline, click here  

There are computer screens in the Museum, on the ground floor in the Coffee Shop and on the first floor by the People's Gallery. These computers can be used by visitors and provide a wide range of information about the history of the town and the surrounding area. There are about 2,000 historical images and about the same number of modern images.

The images cover Godalming, Binscombe, Birtley, Bowlhead Green, Brook, Busbridge, Catteshall, Charterhouse, Compton, Eashing, Enton, Farncombe, Hascombe, Hydestile, Loseley, Milford, Mousel, Munstead, Peper Harow, Thursley, Tuesley, Witley, Witley Park and Wormley.