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Uncovering the past in the Yeovil area…

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 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Lysander Road, YEOVIL, 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.


Next Talk

YALHS Winter Talk
Friday 4th October 2019

‘The Roman History of Ilchester’ (up to the end of coinage:- about AD 427 – Emperor Valentinian)
The Speaker is John Smith
(Non-members – £2.00 at the door)
Starts at 7.30pm


Read 140+ articles on the history of Yeovil and surrounding area, from the past 40 years.
Click here to start reading now.

Volume 1 – 1978-1980
No1, No2, No3, No4, No5

The Society is very grateful for the generous Grant which funded the update to the appearance to our website

What’s on at The Museum of Somerset? Details Here


Do you live in or near Yeovil? Are you interested in History and Archaeology?

Why not join YALHS? 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.


Walkabout – 2019

Fri 7th June – Wells Cathedral & Vicar’s Close

Fri 5th July – Bruton Town

August – Visit an Archaeological Site – TBC

Fri 6th Sept – Sherborne Old Castle


New – View DETAILS for Summer 2019 & Winter 2019/20 

Click here to see our full programme. (Details for Mar & Apr 2020 added)

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