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About

YALHS was founded in 1954 and has been involved in many projects and studies to uncover the past of this part of South Somerset over the intervening years.

The society meets on the first Friday of each month from October to May at 7:15pm at Holy Trinity Church, Lysander Road BA20 2BU to listen to an interesting selection of speakers on a very diverse range of historical and archaeological subjects with local relevance.

During the summer months the society organises various activities including visits to archaeological excavations and places of archaeological and historical interest.

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Campaign launched to secure the Yeovil Hoard of Roman Coins

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Lufton Project 2016

Do you live in or near Yeovil?

Are you interested History and Archaeology, particularly of Yeovil and its surrounding towns and villages?

Why not join Yeovil Archaeological and Local History Society?

Membership

Membership is great value and entitles you to:

Attend all talks free of charge. (some visits may attract a small charge to cover entry fees etc)

A free copy of Chronicle, our society’s annual journal.

Regular Email updates on both our own and other Somerset historical and archaeological events.

Exclusive free access to the society’s extensive library.

If you wish to join our society please fill in a membership application form and send with a cheque to the address shown, alternatively come along to one of our regular meetings.

Programme

All YALHS talks start at 7:30pm and are held at the Holy Trinity Church & Community Centre, Lysander Road, YEOVIL, BA20 2BU (Non-members Welcome)


Winter Programme 2016/17

Friday 7th October 16 - 'Writing the Victoria County History for Somerset' - Postponed - talk now on Friday 7th April

Speaker - Mary Siraut
 

Friday 4th November - 'The Postal System of Great Britain' Details from Mediaeval times up until 1840

Speaker - Roger Marsh
 

Friday 2nd December  - ''Clarks of Street - the story of a Quaker business'

Speaker - Dr Tim Crumplin

 

Friday 6th January 2017 - Members' Evening and Social - various talks - non-members welcome

 

Friday 3rd February  - 'Bristol Blue Glass' Speaker - Dr Francis Burroughes

 

Friday 3rd March  - Details to follow

 

Friday 7th April - 'Writing the Victoria County History for Somerset' - (talk originally planned for last October)

Speaker - Mary Siraut

 

Friday 5th May  - Annual General Meeting followed by a short talk


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