Surprising connections



Did you know?

The chief telegraphist on the Titanic, who kept on sending distress messages until the last possible moment before it sank, came from Farncombe.

Sir Winston Churchill first learnt to paint in Hascombe.

The man who set up the first colony in Georgia, USA came from Godalming.

The Architect of the Cenotaph in London and many official buildings in Britain and India came from Thursley.

One of the climbers who died during the final assault of Everest in 1924 taught at Charterhouse.

The first time that electricity was sold to the public anywhere in the world was in Godalming in 1881.



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