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Yeovil Archaeological and Local History Society

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Fri 1st Dec – Talk now ‘Somerset’s Highway Heritage’

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 – Somerset’s Highway Heritage (this talk replaces the one previously advertised)
Speaker – Richard Raynsford – and is secretary of Pilton History Group also author of ‘The Diversity of Englands’s Heritage’

Fri 5th Jan 18 – Members’ Evening – all welcome – With a quiz, various talks and 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
Talk Cancelled re-programmed for Next Year
Speaker – Barry Winetrobe – an academic constitutional lawyer and parliamentary researcher, has researched, written, taught and spoken about Walter Bagehot over many years.

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 – Speaker – Dr David Riches – Director at Weymouth Museum Trust and Collection Manager at Weymouth Museum. – (Non-members – free entrance!) – bring a friend 

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.


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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