We have enjoyed a busy and exciting week since our last posting from South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre, (CHAC) near Yeovil.
So far this week, we have met with staff from Yeovil Country Park to see how we can help with plans for new interpretation panels, using historical photographs of the Ninesprings area from the Museum Collection. This will be subject to grant funding.
We also received a telephone call from Bruton Museum to borrow a mannequin to display a dress from the Victorian period. This was on Wednesday morning and Bruton Museum Staff came on Wednesday afternoon and liked the one mannequin and two more with an agreed return time at the end of January 2017
We also received a request for one of our new gloving loans boxes to be used by Yeovil Hospital up until Christmas, which will benefit another part of our local community and provide another ‘income stream’ for CHAC.
The ‘Celebrating Yeovil’ 2017 Calendar continues to do well, with gratitude to Yeovil and Cartgate Tourist Information Centres; SSDC Brympton Way Reception; The Emporium, Princes Street; Yeovil Town Council and the Courtyard Café, 27 Market Street.
We have also heard some great news about the ‘Know Your Place’ Project – more next week!
One of recently accessioned photographs shows Queen Street, Yeovil, dated October 1958, courtesy of B Williams, which we believe is the present site of the Queensway Dual Carriageway, but would welcome any further information please.