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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 III)
The Speaker is John Smith
(Non-members – £2.00 at the door)
Starts at 7.30pm

Chronicle

Read 150+ articles on the history of Yeovil and surrounding area, from the past 40 years.
Click here to start reading now.

EARLIER EDITIONS NOW ONLINE:
Vol 1 – 1978-81 No1, No2, No3, No4, No5, No6
Vol 2 – 1981      No1 New

Ilchester Heritage Day 2019 – Sat 2nd Nov
The Peterloo Massacre and the
Ilchester Connection
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YEOVIL TOWN COUNCIL
The Society is very grateful for the generous Grant which funded the update to the appearance to our website

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Membership

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.

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Programme

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Winter Talks-2019/20

Fri 4th Oct – The Roman History of Ilchester

Fri 1st Nov – The Roman Conquest of the South West

Wed 6th Dec – Rural Poverty in South Somerset

Fri 3rd Jan 2020 – Members’ Evening – all welcome

Fri 7th Feb – The History of Carnivals in Somerset

Fri 6th Mar – The Knights Templar

Fri 3rd Apr – Money Through Time

Fri 1st May – A short AGM – followed by a talk

Gallery
From the Clynick Collection (1980's) - Roman-Villa Archeaological-Recording-at St John's Church 2006 Ham Hill trench 3 The-Clock Mechanism at Montacute Church Yeovil St John's Chancel Roof Boss From the Clynick Collection (1980's) - No Information - 2