Yeovil Archaeological and Local History Society – Summer 2018 & Winter 2018/19 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.
Tuesday 12th June – Tour of Weymouth Museum led by David Riches – meet at 10am for 10.30 – tour duration 1hr 30min (cost £2.50 each)
Friday 6th July – South Petherton Walkabout – Meet at the Parish Church – start 6.30pm – duration 1hr 30min.
Led by Liz Randall – £2.00 ea
Friday 17th August – Ilchester Archaeological Walk and Talk – Meet at the Museum (BA22 8NQ) – start 6.30pm – duration 1hr 30min – donation £2.00 per person.
Led by Sally Mottram
Friday 7th September – Somerset Rural Life Museum – guided tour starts at 2.15pm – (entrance £4.05 each – please have the correct amount ready) If you decide to eat at the Grain Store Cafe prior to the tour, a copy of the menu has been attached to your email. The Rural Life Museum website can be found here.
Friday 5th October – ‘Muchelney Abbey – from the early and obscure origins during the Anglo-Saxon conquest of the area until the Norman Conquest takeover.
-There will then be a break for refreshments
-Part Two takes us from the Norman period through to the Dissolution by Henry the Eighth’
Speaker – Stephen Honey – Custodian and English Heritage Site Manager
Friday 2nd November – Talk on ‘World War I – about the local lads who went to war, what they do and how did they live also the lasses role in the World War, their roles and how they helped win the war’
Speaker – Darren Berry
Friday 7th December – ‘The Unfortunate Captain Pearce & the Wreck of the Holswel’ – Speaker – Philip Browne
Friday 4th January 2019 – Members’ Evening – all welcome –
With various talks, a quiz and light refreshments – let Brian or Andy know if you would like to give a talk
Friday 1st February – ‘Roman History of Ilchester’
Speaker – John Smith
Friday 1st March – ‘Walter Bagehot – Langport’s Unknown Celebrity’
Speaker – Barry Winetrobe (talk brought forward from last year)
Friday 5th April – ‘The Lost Islands of Somerset’ (about the Levels)
Speaker – Richard Brunning (talk now confirmed)
Friday 3rd May – AGM followed by a talk – ‘Parish Boundaries in and around Yeovil’
Speaker – Jim Hart – (Non-members – free Entrance!)
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
V3 dated 21st August 2018