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Yeovil Archaeological and Local History Society

Winter Programme – 2016/17

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.

Friday 7th October 16 – ‘Writing the Victoria County History for Somerset‘ – Postponed – talk now on Friday 7th April
Speaker – Mary Siraut

Friday 4th November – ‘The Postal System of Great Britain’ Details from Mediaeval times up until 1840
Speaker – Roger Marsh

Friday 2nd December  – ‘Clarks of Street – the story of a Quaker business’
Speaker – Dr Tim Crumplin – archivist at the Clarks museum.

Friday 6th January 2017 – Members’ Evening – various talks – followed by Nibbles – non-members welcome!

Friday 3rd February  – ‘Bristol Blue Glass’
Speaker – Dr Francis Burroughes

Friday 3rd March  – ‘Barrington Court’
Speaker – John Allen

Friday 7th April – ‘Writing the Victoria County History for Somerset‘ – (talk originally planned for last October)
Speaker – Mary Siraut

Friday 5th May  – A short AGM followed by a Victorian Slide Show given by Humphrey Hamlin (Non-members – free entrance!) – bring a friend!


Talks are held at Holy Trinity Church and Community Centre, Lysander Rd, Yeovil, BA20 2BU (Non-members Welcome – £2 at the door)

Membership:
Individuals £10; Couples £15; Family £18; Juniors/Students £2.

Programme

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 5th Dec – ‘The Unfortunate Captain Pearce & the wreck of the Holswel’ – Speaker – Philip Browne
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’ – Speaker – John Smith
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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