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.
Summer Programme – 2019
Friday 7th June – Wells Cathedral & Vicar’s Close Tour – led by a Cathedral Guide –
Starts at 2.00pm, meet at Entrance – duration 1hr – (£5 each – collected by Jim)
Friday 5th July – Bruton Town Walkabout – Starts at 2.00 pm – Led by Eddie Godfrey –
(Museum chairman) – Meet at the Museum (BA10 0AA) – (£2 each – collected by Jim)
August – Visit an Archaeological Site – to be arranged
Friday 6th September – Sherborne Old Castle – Guided Tour – Starts at 2pm –
(£4.95 each – pay at ticket office) – Meet at the Old Castle (DT9 3SA)
Winter Programme – 2019/20
Friday 4th October – ‘The Roman History of Ilchester’ (the Roman occupation of Ilchester and the surrounding area with items to show and talk about, up to AD 427 – end of coinage – in the reign of Roman ‘Western Emporer’ Valentinian III)
Speaker – John Smith
Friday 1st November – ‘The Roman Conquest of the South West’ (economy, landscape, way of life etc. And the reorganisation of the South West from military to civil)
Speaker – Derek Gore
Friday 6th December – ‘Rural Poverty in South Somerset – 1881 Census’ (based on
Wincanton Workhouse and covering all surrounding villages)
Speaker – Chris Forrester
Friday 4th January 2020 – Members’ Evening – all welcome
With various talks, a quiz and refreshments
(Tell Andy or Brian if you would like to give a talk)
Friday 1st February – TBA
Friday 1st March – TBA
Friday 5th April – TBA
Friday 3rd May – TBA
Talks are held at the Holy Trinity Church and Community Centre, Lysander Rd, Yeovil, BA20 2BU. Members free, Non-members £2.
Individuals £10; Couples £15; Family £18; Juniors/Students £2.
Find out more at: www.yalhs.org.uk
V4 dated 16th December 2018