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February 10th until February 28th 2004

Heavy Fines for too Much Tippling and Elephants at the Angel

In 1620 half an hour was all the time allowed for a drinking session in Godalmings' public houses and habitual visitors to these "tippling houses" could be heavily fined. In 1876 two elephants, gifts to the Prince of Wales on his tour to India, were lodged overnight at the Angel in the High Street during their march from Portsmouth to London.

Facts like these have been revealed by local historian, John Janaway, who is staging an exhibition 'Pubs, Breweries and Bottles' at the Museum, which traces the histories of over 80 pubs and 14 breweries recorded in his latest book, 'Godalming and Farncombe Pubs and Breweries'. The book is on sale at the Museum. 

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Wednesday 3rd March 2004

Lutyens' Grand Designs

A talk by Michael Edwards, concentrating on the architects' more monumental projects. Held at 7:30pm in the hall of St. Hilary's School, Holloway Hill, admission £4. Tickets available from the Museum.

Tuesday 2nd March until Saturday 20th March 2004

Work and Wealth from the River Wey

Visitors will be invited to participate when the River Wey is featured in this exhibition at the Museum. Adults will be asked to share their memories and take part in a quiz, whilst children can follow the duck trail or seek the sack of gold which, legend says, was flung into the river one Winters night.

The theme of the exhibition is prosperity, pleasure and profit, based on a collection of 19th century photographs published in Ron Heads' books 'Godalming in Old Picture Postcards', supplemented by a display of traditional 'bargeware'.

23th March to 10th April 2004

Theatrical Memories

Details to follow

13th April to 1st May 2004

Stitch Variations by the Six Friends

An exhibition of mixed media and textiles by a group of six textile artists. This group is new to Godalming Museum.

4th May to 22nd May 2004

Paintings by Viv Pires

Details to follow

25th May to 5th June 2004

Totally Trees Paintings

Details to follow

8th June to 3rd July 2004

Paintings by Teresa Sewell

6th July to 24th July 2004

Godalming Photographic Society

3rd August to 21st August 2004

School Holidays - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Details to follow

14th September to 2nd October 2004

Take 5

Details to follow

5th October to 16th October 2004

Conquest Art

21st October to 21st December 2004

Cards for Good Causes

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