HISTORIC GODALMING

Salgasson Mill, Borough Road

 

 

This detail of the Ordnance Survey map for 1897 shows Westbrook and Salgasson Mills

 

Salgasson Mill lay behind Westbrook Mill and was powered by water flowing from the Wey into Hell Ditch. This constrained waterway can be clearly seen early photographs.

In the 19th century it was owned by R & J Pullman:  Pullman's business  at Westbrook and Salgasson Mills included tanning, the preparation of chamois, buckskin, and saddle leather and they undertook Government contracts.

In 1881, Salgasson Mill was used to power the electricity generator that fed the first public electricity in the world and the street lighting in central Godalming

 

HISTORICAL IMAGES

Going back in time

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The scene at Westbrook (Salgasson) mill depicted in The Graphic, Nov 12 1881

 



Image: Godalming Museum, ref 2507

 

 

The Pullman family in front of Salgasson Mill

 


 
Image: Godalming Museum, ref 2508

 

 

Salgasson Mill and its waterway

 


 

 

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