Giles Pattison and Phil Kemp are Godalming-based photographers with over 50 years experience between us.
We have a shared passion for not only capturing images of the moment but also in engaging with the local community to help bring out the very best in this wonderful town.

A Place in Town is an exhibition originally devised by Giles to feature the people and places of Godalming and capture the vitality of the town, but which has developed into a celebration of the exciting diversity of independent traders to be found in its historic streets.

Giles and Phil joined forces to not only photographically explore these fascinating shops scattered around the town but also to visually capture the extremely hardworking people who have breathed life and vitality into these small businesses. Our aim was to instil a sense of their character and spirit by capturing individual moments of humour to show just how very dynamic our Godalming traders are.

We hope that you will join with us in celebrating these very special tradespeople by coming along to enjoy the photographs on display. The exhibition hosted at Godalming Museum in the High Street opposite The Pepperpot is free to visit and runs from Tuesday 28th June until Saturday 9th July from 10:00am to 5:00pm*.

*Please note that Godalming Museum is not open on Sunday 3rd or Monday 4th July

We will be featuring photos and fascinating facts on this website whilst the exhibition is running so be sure to come back.

Many thanks to the following who took part in this ground-breaking project:
The Godalming Butchers, High Street ~ The Toy Box, Wharf Street ~ The Gift Box, Church Street ~ The Godalming Travel Company, Church Street ~ Godalming Fish, Bridge Street ~ Amylou's Greengrocer, Bridge Street ~ The Little Shed, High Street ~ The Godalming Food Company, High Street ~ Cafe Mila, Angel Court ~ Hon Sartor Menswear, Church Street ~ Wattle & Daub, Church Street ~ Nathans Leather Goods, Queen Street ~ Animal Magic, Church Street ~ Bo & Bear, Church Street ~ The Greenhouse Floral Designers, High Street ~ Robert Carder Shoes, High Street ~ Ballet Hoo, High Street ~ Record Corner, Pound Lane ~ The Star Inn, Church Street

How to contact Giles and Phil:

Giles Pattison - email: atombowl@gmail.com
Phil Kemp - email: philkemp@theshutterbox.co.uk website: www.theshutterbox.co.uk

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