Waste Disposal Godalming
Few little facts about Godalming
Godalming is a town and civil parish in the Waverley district of the county of Surrey.In 2008, it was voted, in a Channel 4 poll, the fourth best place to live in the United Kingdom.The name has Saxon origins, 'Godhelms Ingus' roughly translated as "the family of godhelm", and probably referring to one of the first lords of the manor.Godalming appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Godelminge.
The 19th century town hall, nicknamed 'the Pepperpot' due to its cupola, is a distinctive octagonal building situated on the High Street. Due to its unique design, it has become the defacto 'logo' of the town today.
Significant buildings in the town include Edwin Lutyens's Red House, and a significant English public school, Charterhouse stands about a mile from the town, on the top of Charterhouse Hill. Charterhouse won the FA Cup as the Old Carthusians in 1880 and 1881.
Godalming came to world attention in September 1881, when it became the first town in the World to have installed a public electricity supply, which made electricity available to consumers. It was Calder & Barnet who installed a Siemens AC Alternator and dynamo which were powered by a waterwheel, located at Westbrook Mill, on the river Wey.
The architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, began work in 1896 on a house at Munstead Wood, Godalming for the garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll. She died in 1932 and is buried in the churchyard of St. John the Baptist, Busbridge, Godalming next to her brother.
Mick Mills -footballer was born in Godalming.