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Yeovil Archaeological and Local History Society – Summer Programme 2016

Members Only – prior booking is necessary for all events – contact any committee member

June 23rd Thursday – Visit West Coker Ropeworks, BA22 9AU
Led by Ross Aitken: Visit commences at 6.30 pm – Donation £3 per head. Website:

July 14th Thursday – Crewkerne Walkabout
Led by Richard Simms: Walk commences a 6.30 pm – meet at Crewkerne Museum, Market Street, TA18 7JU – cost per head £2. The tour is expected to last one and half hours, viewing mainly the industrial heritage of the town.

August 13th Saturday – Visit Down Farm Museum, SP5 5RY
Led by Martin Green: Visit commences at 11.00 am – we will be breaking for lunch at a pub and the visit does involve some walking over fields.

Directions: Location: Down Farm, near Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, grid reference ST 999 149 . Turn off the A354 signposted Wimborne St Giles. Continue a short distance along this road. Take the tarmac lane on the right (signposted ‘Down Farm’). The farm is past the cottages on the right hand side. Also take a look at this website

September 2nd Friday – Visit St John’s Church to see the refurbished bells.
Led by Roger Fox: Visit commences at 6.30 pm – meet at the West End Tower Door – cost £2 per head

Winter Talks are held at Holy Trinity Church and Community Centre, Lysander Rd, Yeovil, BA20 2BU. Members free, Non-members £2
Annual Membership (renewed annually on 1st of January): Single £10; Couples £15; Family £18; Juniors/Students £2.

(You may join YALHS at any time – subscription rate pro rata) membership application form


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)

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Summer Programme 2018
Tue 12th Jun – Guided Tour Weymouth Museum
Fri 6th Jul – South Petherton Walkabout – Meet at the Parish Church
Fri 17th Aug – Ilchester Archaeological Walk and Talk – Meet at the Museum
Fri 6th Sep – Visit Somerset Rural Life Museum

Winter Talks 2018/19
Fri 5th Oct – Muchelney Abbey – from its obscure origins, through the Norman Conquest to the Dissolution
Fri 2nd Nov – Talk on the World War One – about the local lads who went to war and the lasses role in the war
Fri 5th Dec – The Unfortunate Captain Pearce & the wreck of the Holswel
Fri 4th Jan 19 – Members’ Evening – all welcome – Join us for various talks, a quiz and light refreshments
Fri 1st Feb – Roman History of Ilchester
Fri 2nd Mar – Walter Bagehot – Langport’s Unknown Celebrity Brought forward from last year
5th Apr (Fri) ‘The Lost Islands of Somerset’
3rd May (Fri) AGM followed by a talk – Parish Boundaries in and around Yeovil – (Non-members – free entrance!) – bring a friend

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