Getting Ahead

We have enjoyed a busy and involving last working week of 2016 at South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre, (CHAC) near Yeovil.

Our volunteers helped to document new objects and photographs including images of Kelways Nurseries and Yeovil School and also assisted with a request from Ilchester Museum.

Our volunteers also helped to re-pack several items of costume, ranging from a macebearer’s hat to a suede waist coat, photographing each item and replacing the acid-free tissue as we went along.

We also completed a photographic print for a lady whose relative was in the St. Ivel Photograph in the 2017 Yeovil Calendar. We also received a request for a calender from Cheshire, as the enquirer and their Mum used to live in Yeovil and wanted a calendar as a Christmas present for ‘the stocking.’

We also have a few projects planned for 2017, including our next Yeovil Library window display due in on 3rd January – our first day back! This will reflect some of our newly donated photographs and continue with our panels on the First World War, prepared by the Imperial War Museum.

We wish to thank all our Museum contacts, visitors and groups for visiting CHAC throughout the year and thank you for your support.

We wish you all a peaceful Christmas and an enjoyable New Year.


Happy Christmas – Denners Department Store, Yeovil, early 1960s.


Princes Street Theatre, Dick Whittington, 1954 – as featured in the 2017 Yeovil Calendar!



If you want to get ahead – get a hat! Yeovil Macebearer’s Hat.




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