Yeovil Archaeological and Local History Society
Just a reminder – Our last Summer Event – (Members Only)
September 5th – Tuesday – Visit Brympton d’Evercy House, Odcombe, Yeovil, BA22 8TD
Visit commences at 2.00 pm – Guided tour £10 per head – tour lasts approx 1 hour. Afterwards we can look around Brympton Parish Church with Dr Francis Burroughes and later wander around the Brympton House gardens.
Have a Cream Tea at Brympton House
Members requiring a cream tea should let Jim Fison know by email or phone message on Yeo: 477174, by next Saturday Morning (the 2nd). A bulk order can then be placed with Brympton House – the £5/head charge will be collected during the visit.
Winter Programme – 2017/18
Are you interested in history and archaeology? Particularly of Yeovil and its surrounding towns & villages?
YALHS talks start at 7:30 pm (prompt), on the 1st Friday of the month, Oct – May.
We also organise regular visits to archaeological digs and historical sites during the summer months.
Fri 6th Oct 17– Alberto Biolleti – A Soldier of Napoleon and Master Clockmaker of Wincanton
Speaker – John Baxter – Active Member of Wincanton History Society
Fri 3rd Nov – Archaeology of Stone Quarrying
Speaker – Dr Peter Stanier
Fri 1st Dec – Doxford the Shipbuilder
Speaker – Hilary Doxford – Honorary President of Doxford Engine Friends Association www.doxford-engine.com/
Fri 5th Jan 18 – Members’ Evening – all welcome – With a quiz and various talks – followed by light refreshments
Fri 2nd Feb – South Dorset Ridgeway Mapping Project
Speaker – Claire Pinder – Senior Archaeologist at Dorset County Council
Fri 2nd Mar – Walter Bagehot – Langport’s Unknown Celebrity
Speaker – Barry Winetrobe – former lecturer in constitutional law
Fri 6th Apr – Lidar – The Imaging of a Hidden Landscape
Speaker – Bryan Moore – Master of Science in Applied Landscape Archaeology
Fri 4th May – AGM followed by a talk – Brewing in Weymouth – (Non-members – free entrance!) – bring a friend
Speaker – Dr David Riches – Director at Weymouth Museum Trust and Collection Manager at Weymouth Museum.
Talks are held at Holy Trinity Church and Community Centre, Lysander Rd, Yeovil, BA20 2BU (Non-members Welcome – £2 at the door)
Individuals £10; Couples £15; Family £18; Juniors/Students £2.