Godalming

Godalming is a historic market town, and civil parish that crosses the banks of the River Wey.  It was an important market centre in the Middle Ages, particularly for the woollen trade and cloth industry, in the sixteenth century.    By the mid to late 1800s, the town was better known for machine/framework knitting, which would have no doubt been utilised in the First World War Home Front effort in making clothes for troops.

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