Remembering display sets up shop in Yeovil Town Centre

Q_081808A remembering display on the First World War has been set up by South Somerset District Council’s Heritage Team in the old Whittard’s shop next to Costa Coffee in the Quedam Shopping Centre, which helps explain how the war began. The display, designed by the Imperial War Museum, will be in the shop from today (Thursday 23 October) until Wednesday 12 November. The display includes an explanation of how the war began, the political map of Europe in 1914 and information and images of life at home and on the front line. Full story: Read more

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. Full Story: Read More

Latest First World War donation tells the story of two Yeovil War Memorial soldiers

Ernest 'Dyke' LuffmanPhotographs, memorial cards and a letter are the latest First World War items to be donated to South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre (CHAC) in Yeovil. The latest donation contains photographs of two soldiers who are on Yeovil’s War Memorial – Ernest ‘Dyke’ Luffman and Earle Mitchell. Their memorial cards and a letter from Ernest’s sister Mabel to a Mr Bird, trying to find out more about how Ernest died, complete the donation. Full story: Read more