Discoveries and Battles

This week has been a week of discoveries, some good, some bad.  The only known photograph of the Railway Inn, Middle Street (not Hendford) was discovered in the collection.

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You can see The Railway Inn here on the left of the photograph, the photograph was catalogued as Middle Street with no further details given.  Staff and volunteers are currently going through the photograph collection to update the descriptions and to give more detail.

Staff were also asked if we had any photographs of the old Telephone Exchange, now Telford House in Clarence Street.  We discovered we had two, not very good ones, one of the Exchange in the distance when the site for Tesco’s was being developed in 1991 and one of machinery being unloaded just in front of it in 1970.  So if you have any photographs of the building we would be interested to hear from you.

Staff have also been organising a screening of the film, the Battle of the Somme, at Yeovil Library on 1.7.2016 in partnership with the Imperial War Museum.  It will take place from 2.30pm – 4.30pm, is free, on a first come, first served basis and toilet facilities are available.  Look out for further details in the press.

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