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Current Programme

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 JuneWells 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 JulyBruton Town Walkabout – Starts at 2.00 pm – Led by Eddie Godfrey –
(Museum chairman) – Meet at the Museum (BA10 0AA) – (£2 each – collected by Jim)

AugustVisit an Archaeological Site – to be arranged

Friday 6th SeptemberSherborne 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 2020Members’ 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:

V4 dated 16th December 2018


Walkabout – 2019

Fri 7th June – Wells Cathedral & Vicar’s Close

Fri 5th July – Bruton Town

August – Visit an Archaeological Site – TBC

Fri 6th Sept – Sherborne Old Castle


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