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  • I understand my family were involved in glove making in Yeovil in earl 1900’s. My grandfather Thomas left and joined army then became publican Sandown, I.O.W. I think his family also became involved in supplying glove making machinery. at a later date.

    • Hi Robert,

      Thank you for contacting Yeovil Archaeological & Local History Society. Please let me know what your question is.

      Jim Fison

  • Hello
    Does anyone in the society know a little recent history? The designer and test pilot at westland aircraft/ W.E.W. Petter and Harald penrose respectively, had cottages in the area. petters being a modern chalet style house and penroses being a traditional thatched cottage. does anyone know the whereabouts of these?

  • i am trying to find out more about the life of Frances Connelly, the first women to vote in Yeovil (albeit accidently). Does anyone in the Local History society have any details about her?

  • Would you be able to tell me which year the Wilts & Dorset Bank opened a branch in Yeovill. I think it may have been among the first of the bank’s sub branches opened around 1837

    • Dear Mr Bracher,
      In reply to your enquiry
      According to Vickery’s A Sketch of the Town of Yeovil, 1856, page 45 The Wilts and Dorset Banking company opened a branch in Yeovil ‘ twenty years ago’, which is in 1836 according to Leslie Brooke’s ‘The Book of Yeovil’.
      With regards – YALHS

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