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1405 St John Baptist Church completed
1831 Yeovil Riots
1843 Foundation Stone for Holy Trinity Church laid
1845 Yeovil County School Founded
1849 Town Hall opens
1856 Yeovil Pen Mill Station opens
1861 Yeovil Town Station opens
1863 Preston Road cemetery built
1872 Yeovil Hospital opened
1885 Alexandra Hotel opened
1887 Tower removed from Town Hall
1895 Yeovil Casuals football team started
1913 Fatal train crash at Pen Mill Station
1913 New tower added to Town Hall
1914 Petters United football team started
1921 World War One Memorial Unveiled
1922 Bides Garden Hospital opens
1932 Post Office opened
1935 Yeovil Town Hall destroyed by fire
1962 George Hotel demolished
1967 Yeovil Town Station closes
1969 Old Yeovil Hospital Building Demolished
1969 Fiveways Toll House Demolished
1990 Yeovil Town move to new stadium


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)

Click H e r e for a Detailed Programme

Winter Talks 2018/19

Fri 2nd Nov – ‘Talk on the World War One – about the Local Lads who went to War and the Lasses, how they helped to win the War’ – Speaker – Darren Berry
Fri 7th Dec – ‘The Unfortunate Captain Pearce & the wreck of the Halsewell‘ – Speaker – Philip Browne
Fri 4th Jan 2019 – Members’ Evening – all welcome – Join us for various talks, a quiz and light refreshments
Fri 1st FebProgramme Change – now  ‘A Victorian Head Gardener’ – Speaker – Dr Francis Burroughes
Fri 2nd Mar – ‘Walter Bagehot – Langport’s Unknown Celebrity’ – Speaker – Barry Winetrobe (Brought forward from last year)
5th Apr (Fri) ‘The Lost Islands of Somerset’ – Speaker – Richard Brunning
3rd May (Fri) AGM followed by a talk – ‘Parish Boundaries in and around Yeovil’ – Speaker – Jim Hart – (Non-members – free entrance!) – bring a friend

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