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Yeovil Archaeological and Local History Society

Winter Programme – 2015/16

Are you interested in history and archaeology? Particularly of Yeovil and its surrounding towns & villages?

YALHS talks start at 7:30 pm (prompt), usually on the 1st Friday of the month, Oct – May.

We also organise regular visits to archaeological digs and historical sites during the summer months.

Friday 9th October (note date change) – A Talk by Context One Archaeological Services.
Speaker – Stuart Milby

Friday 6th November – ‘Yeovil’s Glove-making Legacy.’
Speaker – Jean Harper

Friday 27th November (note change from December date) – ‘A History of Milborne Port.’
Speaker – Dr Lesley Wray

Friday 8th January 2016 – Members’ Evening – various talks

Friday 5th February – ‘The Unreturning Army.’ (the speaker talks about his father’s World War One experiences in France in 1917-18)
Speaker – David Gordon

Friday 4th March – ‘The Archaeology of the Anchorhold.’ (Religious Recluses’ Hideaways).
Speaker – Jerry Sampson

Friday 1st April – ‘The Air Defence of South-West England during World War Two.’
Speaker – John Smith

Friday 6th May – short AGM followed by a talk – ‘The Fovant Badges.’  Entrance Free – Come along!
Speaker – Tony Phillips

Talks are held at Holy Trinity Church and Community Centre, Lysander Rd, Yeovil, BA20 2BU (Non-members Welcome)

Individuals £10; Couples £15; Family £18; Juniors/Students £2.


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)

Winter Programme 2017
Fri 6th Oct 17 – Alberto Biolleti – A Soldier of Napoleon and Master Clockmaker of Wincanton
Fri 3rd Nov – Archaeology of Stone Quarrying
Fri 1st Dec – Somerset’s Highway Heritage (change of programme)
Fri 5th Jan 18 – Members’ Evening – all welcome – Join us for a  quiz, various talks and light refreshments
Fri 2nd Feb – South Dorset Ridgeway Mapping Project
Fri 2nd Mar – Walter Bagehot – Langport’s Unknown Celebrity
Fri 6th Apr – LIDAR – The Imaging of a Hidden Landscape
Fri 4th May – AGM followed by a talk – Brewing in Weymouth

Click >H e r e< for our 2017 Winter Programme – for more details

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