Current Programme

Are you interested in history and archaeology, particularly of Yeovil and its surrounding towns and villages?

YALHS talks start at 7:15 pm (prompt), On the 1st Friday of the month, October – May. We also organise visits to historical sites and archaeological digs (when available) during the summer months.

Winter Programme – 2023

Friday 6th October – Jane de Gruchy – (SW Heritage Trust) – ‘Tales from the Quarter Sessions’: Somerset’s Criminal Past.

Friday 3rd November – Steve George – ‘The Life and Times of Cardinal Wolsey’ – Thomas Wolsey was the rector of Limington from 1501 to 1509. His life and amazing career throws a great window on the Tudor world, and how England was organised in the 15th and 16th Centuries.

Friday 1st December – Dan Broadbent – ‘The Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme’ has been running a wide range of historic heritage projects across the Quantock Hills since 2020, including heritage conservation work; LiDAR interpretation; archive research and an extensive programme of community archaeology.  Dan Broadbent is the scheme’s Historic Heritage Officer and will be sharing details of the project’s progress to date, along with plans for the future. Included in the talk will be reports on the discovery of a late Bronze Age enclosure, the search for a ‘lost’ medieval manor, an update on the recent findings from an interesting henge site and much more.

Programme 2024

Friday 5th January – Members evening – all welcome

Friday 2nd February – TBC

Friday 1st March – Liz Caldwell of Mick Ashton Young Archaeologists Group (MAYA)

Friday 5th Aprill – Wessex Archaeology

Friday 3rd May – Annual General Meeting followed by Jack Sweet “An Illustrated Talk “ (Non-members – free Entrance)

Friday 4th October – TBC

Friday 1st November – Mary Chisholm – ‘The Historic Graffiti of Montacute House’

Friday 6th December – TBC

Talks are held at the Holy Trinity Church and Community Centre, Lysander Rd, Yeovil, BA20 2BU. Members free, Non-members £2.

Membership Fees:

Individuals £12: Joint £17: Family £20: Juniors/Students £2: Guests £2

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