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Wall tablet in the chapel at Lytes Cary. On the north wall of the sanctuary, is this curious tablet which is the work of Sir Thomas Lyte and is dated 1631. It purports to be a copy of a 14th c. memorial in stained glass which was once in Charlton Mackrell church

This article came from the Chronicle published October 2008.  Pages 118-9

 

THE CERNE ABBAS GIANT RESTORATION

Authors: Brian & Moira Gittos

 

Plate 45 Cerne Giant being restored to health. (Photo. B&M Gittos)

Every seven years or so, the National Trust carry out a programme of work to restore the image of the Cerne Abbas Giant. This enigmatic and unashamedly vulgar chalk hill figure underwent such a programme in September 2008. The Giant had become very faint due to an accumulation of grasses and weeds together with discolouration of the chalk by lichen and mosses. The grass and weeds have been removed, together with the top few inches of contaminated chalk. The latter has been replaced by seventeen tonnes of fresh chalk, taken from a sufficient depth in the quarry to ensure freedom from contamination with seeds and spores, so that the image will remain white for longer. The illustration shows work in progress on 16th September 2008.


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 – £2 at the door)


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Summer Programme 2018
Tue 12th Jun – Guided Tour Weymouth Museum
Fri 6th Jul – South Petherton Walkabout – Meet at the Parish Church
Fri 17th Aug – Ilchester Archaeological Walk and Talk – Meet at the Museum
Fri 6th Sep – Visit Somerset Rural Life Museum


Winter Talks 2018/19
Fri 5th Oct – Muchelney Abbey – from its obscure origins, through the Norman Conquest to the Dissolution
Fri 2nd Nov – Talk on the World War One – about the local lads who went to war and the lasses role in the war
Fri 5th Dec – The Unfortunate Captain Pearce & the wreck of the Holswel
Fri 4th Jan 19 – Members’ Evening – all welcome – Join us for various talks, a quiz and light refreshments
Fri 1st Feb – Roman History of Ilchester
Fri 2nd Mar – Walter Bagehot – Langport’s Unknown Celebrity Brought forward from last year
5th Apr (Fri) ‘The Lost Islands of Somerset’
3rd May (Fri) AGM followed by a talk – Parish Boundaries in and around Yeovil – (Non-members – free entrance!) – bring a friend


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