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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)

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 5th Dec – ‘The Unfortunate Captain Pearce & the wreck of the Holswel’ – Speaker – Philip Browne
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’ – Speaker – John Smith
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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