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Yeovil Literary Festival – 2018

Helen Pankhurst – 26th Oct 2pm @ the Octagon
‘Suffragette descendant and activist charts the changes in the lives of woman over the last 100 years’.

David Parker – 26th Oct 2pm @ The Manor Hotel
‘The Flying Scotsman and the golden age of steam’.

Helen Castor – 26th Oct 4pm @ The Octagon
‘The BBC presenter and former lecturer in History at Cambridge talks about Elizabeth I’.

Duncan Barrett – 26th Oct 4pm @ The Manor
‘Hitler’s British Isles – looking at life in occupied Channel Islands during WWII’.

Paddy Ashdown – 26th Oct 6pm @ The Octagon
‘Nein! Standing up to Hitler 1934 – 45 – looking at German opposition to Hitler’.

Alison Weir – 26th Oct 8pm @ The Manor
‘Jane Seymour – the acclaimed writer talks about her new book’.

Dr Sam Willis & James Daybell – 27th Oct 2pm @ The Octagon.
‘Histories of the Unexpected’.

Tim Pears – 27th Oct 4pm @ the Johnson Studio in The Octagon.
‘West Country Trilogy at the turn of the century’.

Alan Johnson – 28th Oct @ The Octagon
‘My Life in music’.

Lucy Worsley – 28th Oct 2pm @ The Octagon
‘Queen Victoria’

Thank you Joseph from CHAC for this listing

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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 7th 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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