High Street looking east

 

Images of Godalming

 

This section contains general historical images of:

 

the town Bridge Street Church Street 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 south(Museum) side

 

The index to the photographs 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:

 


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

 

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.