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WORK AND INDUSTRY
The Godalming area has supported many trades and industries. Some, like the wool and knitting industries, were important sources of local income over a number of centuries. Evidence of this survives in the town's emblem - a woolsack, which is still in official use today. Farming and other rural trades would have occupied many people, until machinery began to replace human and horse power in the nineteenth century. Some of the agricultural hand tools in the Museum's collection (including the corn dibblers shown here) give an idea of how hard agricultural work could be.
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