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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

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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