Godalming Town History Walks Summer 2019
The popular walks will take place on the second Saturday of May, June, July and August. There are essentially two walks and they will run on alternate months. See notes below.
All the walks start from the Pepperpot at 2.30pm, no booking is required and they are free. Just turn up. The walks take about 1½ hours and they are fairly easy walking (there is a slight slope in Mill Lane on the approach to Godalming Rail Station).
May 11th – Walk 1 June 8th – Walk 2
July 13th – Walk 1 repeated August 10th – Walk 2 repeated
Walk 1 Looks at the industrial history of the town and the influence it had on the buildings. It ends with a walk up Church Street looking at the timber framed buildings, two of which are 15th Century, eight are 16th, six are 17th, three are 18th, six are 19th and the few remaining are 20th Century.
Walk 2 Will give general background and then set off along the High Street. The High Street was part of the main road between London and Portsmouth and had five coaching inns, The Red Lion, The White Hart (once called The Antelope), The Angel, The Great George and The Kings Arms. With the exception of The Angel, the buildings are still on the High Street though only two as hotels. In 1859 the arrival of the railway gave a quicker route from London to Portsmouth. The walk then continues into Bridge Street.
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Godalming Museum and Godalming Trust Lecture Series 2018-2019
20 March 2019 Alan Bott : ‘Uncovering the secrets of 14 local Churches’
All the lectures take place at the Octagon (St Peter and St Paul’s Church), Godalming at 7.30 for 8.00pm. Tickets available from Godalming Museum in advance or at the door.
Heritage Open Weekend 2019 – 25th Anniversary of Heritage Open Days
Godalming Heritage Open Weekend 2019 is the 14th -15th September.