Godalming, Surrey
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Godalming and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Godalming British School

I remember the British School so well, especially the headmistress at the time, Miss Gilbert. She was very strict, but generally fair, and much respected by my parents. One thing that stays in my memory is the enormous rocking horse which lived in the hall; it probably wasn't as large as I remember it, and it was ...Read full memory

A memory of Godalming by Jane Carlton

Doodlebug 1944 Ish.

Hidden by or almost visible in the trees beyond the large house on the left is a small cottage or lodge, opposite the beginning of Busbridge Lane just visible behind and to the right of the people in the road. One morning during the war (WW2) a stray Doodlebug (Flying bomb) landed and exploded opposite this cottage and ...Read full memory

Godalming 1947 1965

My first memories relate to living opposite the Church of St Peter and St Paul. Cubs up Charterhouse Rd with Miss Alden and later with Mr Keen or Kean (who worked for Gochers) as Scout Master. Then, the choir at the age of seven. The Rev'd Oldham was the Vicar. WWL Baker the Organist. My introduction to Church music and ...Read full memory

A memory of Godalming by John Carter