Views of the High Street
Godalming can lay claim to being the first town in the world to have a public electricity supply, and was one of the first towns to install electric street lighting – on November 12th 1881. For more about Godalming’s electricity supply click here.
This engraving shows the High Street, the market house on the far left and the building on the right of the picture behind the street light is the location of the Godalming museum .
And here is the same street today, hardly changed, except for the cars.
Looking the other way up the high Street, this was the view during the Proclamation of King Edward VII, 31st Jan 1901, by the mayor Alderman Charles Burgess in the town centre market place.
…and again in the town market place, for the Proclamation of King George V on 12th May 1910 by the mayor Alexander Munro.
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