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Local Stories from
Jack Sweet

The more recent articles are at the start of this Listing

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View Empire Day 1909
View Dowlish Wake – From Africa’s Sunny Clime to the Yukon’s Frozen Wastes
View A November Wedding
View Compton Pauncefoot – St Andrew’s
View A Cruel Murder at Weymouth
View Villains and Heroes
View Lovely Women, Fair but False
View Poachers and Police
View A Mock ‘H’ Bomb Attack
View Wurts
View Public Eye
View Yeovil – September 1939
View The Riot of 1831
View The South Petherton Pig Nuisance
View Miss Betty Balfour Comes To Town
View South Somerset Snippets
View Yeovil in 2000?
View Two Glimpses Of Somerset In The 1860’s
View Old Somerset Customs and Sayings
View The Langport
View First Westland Crash – September 1917
View Royal Patronage – 1840
View Great Fire at Yeovil
View What Yeovil was like in the 1880’s
View The Wessex Boys’ Brigade – Inspection – 1909
View Yeovil School in 1954
View Yeovil School in 1948/9

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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 7th Dec – ‘The Unfortunate Captain Pearce & the wreck of the Halsewell‘ – Speaker – Philip Browne
Fri 4th Jan 2019 – Members’ Evening – all welcome – Join us for various talks, a quiz and light refreshments
Fri 1st FebProgramme Change – now  ‘A Victorian Head Gardener’ – Speaker – Dr Francis Burroughes
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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