The museum holds part of a mammoth tooth [Mammuthus primigenius] found in Messrs. Baverstocks Brewery premises, Bridge Street, Godalming. It was donated by Mr Samuel Allden (a founder of the Museum in 1921).
Thomas Bosville Baverstock ran an already established brewery in Bridge
Street from 1873. In 1883 he had new premises built, also in Bridge Street, on a site now known as Fry’s Yard.
It is perhaps most probable that the mammoth tooth was found during building work in 1883.
Charlie Sullivan, a winner of Surrey Heritage’s Artscape competition, was inspired by the object to produce the image below: