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Forthcoming Events                                                                                 

A wide range of events  2006.

Work and Play on the River Wey  

Once a source of work and wealth – and still playing an important part in the life of the town – the River Wey will be celebrated in an exhibition at Godalming Museum from Tuesday 14th February to Saturday 18th March.  

River trade boomed after the Godalming Navigation opened in 1764 and began to dwindle following the arrival of the railway in 1849 to provide a faster means of travel. Today pleasure boats of all types have replaced the barges which carried cargoes such as corn, timber and hides in loads of up to 80 tons.  

The exhibition is illustrated by scenes published in “Godalming in old picture postcards” compiled by Ron Head, and contemporary photographs of the same views. The RSPB is collaborating with the exhibition by providing a display about birds to be seen on and around the river.  

It is hoped that visitors will record recollections of the River Wey in a notebook of memories. There will be plenty of other chances to be involved, including a quiz for adults and older children, and other activities for children of all ages to do with adults.  A special feature will be “A Walk on the Weyside”, a part of the unique Godalming Museum Family Activity Pack which relates to the exhibition.  

The Museum is just opposite the Pepperpot, and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Entry is free, but donations are welcome. Light refreshments are available. Further information from the Museum at 109a High Street, or telephone .  

Other events during 2006

The Architecture of Oxford University

A lecture by Alan Bott, OBE MA FSA.  To be held at Rake Court Milford. Wednesday 15th March

Nature in Stitches

Needlework inspired by nature across the seasons at Winkworth Arboretum 
presented by the Stitch and Chatter Group, 21st March - 1st April 

Stitch Variations

An exhibition of textiles and tapestries 4th April - 22nd April

Electric Light

An exhibition to celebrate 125 years since Godalming became one of the first towns to have a public 
electricity supply.  23rd May - 17th June

John See

An exhibition of illustrations. 20th June - 8th July

Godalming Photographic Club

A wide variety of high quality photographs on a rang of subjects. 11th July - 22nd July

Opening Hours

The Museum is just opposite the Pepperpot, and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 
10.00 am to 4.00 pm (5.00 pm in the Summer). Entry to the Museum's exhibitions is free, 
but donations are welcome. Car Parking is at the rear of the Museum (off Flambard Way) 
and there is a rear entrance.  Light refreshments are available and children are always welcome.
Further information from the Museum at 109a High Street, or telephone .



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