Heritage sign for Godalming's pioneering electric lighting

Heritage sign for Godalming's pioneering electric lighting

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Credit: MARTIN BOND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Heritage sign for Godalming's pioneering electric lighting. Sign on a building in Godalming High Street, Surrey, UK, commemorating the town's pioneering place in the history of the electricity industry. Godalming High Street had 'the first electric street lighting... in the world', installed in 1881, a year before Edison's better-known scheme in New York, USA. This plaque was erected on the wall of number 12 High Street, Godalming.

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