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This article came from Chronicle published October 1980. Page: 5


Yeovil Museum Working Party Report


Activities of the Yeovil Museum working party under the leadership of Mr L.C.Hayward, have included the following since our last issues

An arrangement of christening robes, dolls, etc., in the main costume display unit on the ground floor gallery.

Two new panels in the upper gallery have been utilised for the better display, on one of Agricultural Bygones from the Museum’s collection, and on the other Law and Order, comprising truncheons, handcuffs, lock-picks, etc. – with illustrations specially drawn for both.

The selection and display of museum illustrative material for the Schools’ History of Yeovil exhibition staged in St. John’s Schoolrooms in July in connection with the church’s ‘600’ celebrations.

The preparation of information on, and specially-taken colour photographs of, museum portraits of members of the Daniell family of Yeovil at the request of and for the Manor Hotel.

Research into, taking of colour photographs, and displaying, the ‘Pearson bequest’, which consists of a ceremonial sword presented by Yeovil townsfolk to General C.K.Pearson together with various Orders and medals.

The conducted tour around the museum of school parties, identification of objects brought by members of the public, dealing with queries relating to local history and families, etc., besides the routine work of recalling and indexing new

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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

Fri 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

Model-of The George, Yeovil Stained Glass at Long Burton Church From the Clynick Collection (1980's) - Warning on a Dorset Bridge Statue of Edward VI Sherborne School From the Clynick Collection (1980's) - Cadbury-Camp-6 From the Clynick Collection (1980's) - St-Albans-7