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This article came from the Chronicle published September 1978.


Inside the Front Cover – Society Details



Founded 1954

Affiliated to

Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society
The Council for British Archaeology

Annual subscriptions:

Individual   70p
Husband and wife   £1.00
Family   £1.20
Junior   25p

Winter Meetings

Held at Yeovil Reference Library, King George Street, on the first Friday of each month, commencing at 7.30p.m. sharp, starting with tho Annual General Meeting on 6th October.

Members and visitors, 10p.

Parking space adjoins the Library.


Chairman: Miss Isobel Rendell

152 Hendford Hill, Yeovil. Telephone Yeovil 6570

Hon.Secretary: W.T.J.Chapman,

68 Carisbrooke Gardens, Yeovil. Telephone Yeovil 21713


Committee: Mrs P.A.Knight; L.E.J.Brooke; R.J.Clynick; J.W.Jeffery

Publications: Mrs.P.A.Knight

Committee: L.E.J.Brooke (Editor) Hon.Secretary (ex officio)


Journal of the Society – Articles and communications for the next issue should be handed or sent to the Editor, L.E.J.Brooke, 18 Stiby Road, Yeovil, BA21 3EF.


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 – £2 at the door)

Click H e r e for a Detailed Programme

Winter Talks 2018/19

Fri 2nd Nov – ‘Talk on the World War One – about the Local Lads who went to War and the Lasses, how they helped to win the War’ – Speaker – Darren Berry
Fri 7th Dec – ‘The Unfortunate Captain Pearce & the wreck of the Halsewell‘ – Speaker – Philip Browne
Fri 4th Jan 2019 – Members’ Evening – all welcome – Join us for various talks, a quiz and light refreshments
Fri 1st FebProgramme Change – now  ‘A Victorian Head Gardener’ – Speaker – Dr Francis Burroughes
Fri 2nd Mar – ‘Walter Bagehot – Langport’s Unknown Celebrity’ – Speaker – Barry Winetrobe (Brought forward from last year)
5th Apr (Fri) ‘The Lost Islands of Somerset’ – Speaker – Richard Brunning
3rd May (Fri) AGM followed by a talk – ‘Parish Boundaries in and around Yeovil’ – Speaker – Jim Hart – (Non-members – free entrance!) – bring a friend

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