Measure of the Past

We have enjoyed an eventful and intriguing week at South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre, near Yeovil.

Enjoyable visits have included researching the construction of the Yeovil Royal Observer Corps Headquarters  and finding the required photographs of Denners Department Store and particularly the ‘Choir Boy’ Christmas display of 1961.

One of the fascinating recent donations was a diary from 1941 kept by a lady with a connection to Yeovil Glove Company. However, the primary focus of the diary is recording the lady’s role as a ‘home measurer and fitter of corsets for women.’ This is fascinating to read, especially where there are repeat visits from the same lady or ‘three corsets arrived this week.’  This also makes a striking contrast with the ‘air raid today’ entries.

Our next Finds Afternoon is due to be Thursday 20th July 2017 from 2-4pm. Booking essential please (01935) 462886.

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