Celebrating Somerset

A busy and involving week since our last posting from South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre, near Yeovil.

So far we have helped Yeovil College University Centre Students with display boards for their Student Conference and Showcase on Wednesday 25th May; organised next week’s Archaeological Finds Afternoon and Photo Afternoon and discussed a display for the 30th anniversary of the G-Lynx helicopter setting a new Class E (Rotorcraft) Absolute World Speed Record on 11th August 1986.

With our busy Volunteering Day on Wednesday, we marked Somerset Day with a number of tweets (which were subsequently re-tweeted!) on significant inventions or characters in Yeovil History. These included Henry Stiby with Denner and Stiby’s ironmongery shop at 20, High Street, Yeovil in 1883. Henry Stiby was born on 19th January 1843 at Acreman Street, Sherborne and was an early benefactor to Yeovil’s first official museum, created by William Wyndham in 1928.

We also received an enquiry related to the Brethren Chapel at Burton Lane, East Coker and would be grateful to know more information on this building and any background details.

In all ways, celebrating Somerset!

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Denner and Stiby’s ironmongery shop at 20, High Street, Yeovil in 1883.

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