Large donation leaves CHAC staff wanting more information

P4538.30 C E WebbStaff at South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre (CHAC) have been left wanting to know more information about a recent donation, after it included photographs of a First World War survivor who lived in Yeovil.

CHAC received a large donation of an archive concerning Betty Webb who was active in Yeovil Baptist Church. She was born in Andover and the family moved to Yeovil when she was a child.

Amongst the archive, there were two photographs of Betty’s father, C E Webb, taken during the First World War. He survived the war and lived in Yeovil with Betty. Apart from this, nothing further is known of Mr Webb, which regiment he served with or what he is doing in the photograph with the fur wrapped round him.

C E WebbCouncillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said, “Staff at CHAC often come across items that have small clues to their links with Yeovil. It’s their job to piece the jigsaw together and reach out to communities for information. The staff at CHAC are always willing to help, so if you think you may have an item that can add to the heritage of south Somerset, please contact CHAC”.

If you wish to contact CHAC with information regarding the recent donation or you have any other enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact staff on 01935 462886 or by e-mail at [email protected]