The Tanneries, 2019, Built on the site of the Rea and Fisher Tannery - founded 1797
This site was wholly industrial for a century and a half - for most of that time it was a leather tannery. It was said that a blind man arriving by rail would know when he had reached Godalming, by the stink.
Tanneries used bark for tanning and often had fires - this tannery was no exception, as it was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1905. For more details of this fire, Click Here.
Going back in time
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Image: Godalming Museum, ref 2482
This photograph of the fire the Rea & Fisher tannery in 1905 shows the bridge that used to connect the tannery with Solly's Mill.