High Street looking east


Historic Godalming - Places and Events



This section contains general historical images of:


the townBridge Street, Church Street and  High Street


and a more detailed page on the building that has come to symbolise the town, The Pepperpot


The Pepperpot decorated for the Millennium


These old photographs have been linked to give you a tour of the town.


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. This is in two parts:


north (Pepperpot) side and south(Museum) side


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




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



Public Electricity



Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee



The opening of the Meath Home



Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee



Accession & Coronation of King Edward VII


1901 & 1902

Fire at the Rea and Fisher Tannery



Accession & Coronation of King George V


1910 & 1911

First World War



The Godalming Carnival



King George V's Silver Jubilee



Accession and Abdication of King Edward VIII



Accession & Coronation of King George VI


1936 & 1937

Second World War

Home Guard



Accession & Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II


1952 & 1953

The Great Flood



Millennium Celebrations



Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee




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.