With the historic FA Cup Tie between Yeovil Town Football Club and Manchester United tomorrow on Friday 26th January 2018, we have recently received a timely donation from a Yeovil source.
The copy of a black and white image shows a group photograph of a football team. The evidence of the kit and the football itself suggest this is early; perhaps even pre-dating our current earliest image of a Yeovil Football Team – The Yeovil Casuals from around 1905.
We would be grateful for any information, particularly if anyone recognises the location in the background – or any relatives in the team.
Interestingly, the gentleman on the far left has a medal of some kind pinned to his jumper and is holding a small cup or trophy and the gentleman on the far right is also holding a cup.
Please also let us know of any copyright claims.
The 2018 Yeovil Calendar is still available – now at £3.00 each!
We have enjoyed a busy week of conservation at South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre, near Yeovil.
During our costume conservation, our volunteer helped us to photograph several notable gentlemen’s ties. These included a selection related to Westland helicopters (Now Leonardo), including WG30 and EH101.
This is an intriguing element of social history that with each new helicopter, an item of costume, namely, the tie was produced.
The ties are also an exciting addition to the story of Petter and Westland that we can show researchers when they visit the Centre, alongside the equally fascinating Nautilus Grate; Petter engine catalogues and small number of helicopter models.
We would be grateful to hear any further memories related to these objects.
Two of the ‘Westland’ Ties in the collection of the Community Heritage Access Centre
Image Courtesy of South Somerset District Council, Heritage Service.
Our December image comes from the 2018 Yeovil Calendar – we would be grateful to hear from anyone with memories of Plummer Roddis Ltd, King George Street, Yeovil.
Thank you to everyone that has helped and supported South Somerset District Council Community Heritage Access Centre in 2017.
Best wishes for Christmas time.
We have just taken delivery of our new display cabinet for the Welcome Room at South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre, near Yeovil – more next week!
We have enjoyed a busy and exciting week at South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre, (CHAC) near Yeovil.
We started last week at St James’ Church Christmas Fair, with our 2018 Yeovil Calendar. The Fair was well organised with a ‘Calendar’ place setting already waiting for us and very helpful church members. There was a good mix of stalls and refreshments on hand for visitors. This welcoming atmosphere helped us to achieve a good result with the calendars and explain about CHAC’s role in the community.
We were particularly thankful to meet several new Yeovil residents and share some photographs of the town in the 1960s.
Our next event will be “Stick, Stamp and Print!” at Yeovil Library on Saturday 9th December 2017 from 10.30am – 12.00pm.
We unable to attend in person, but will be creating a display board illustrating aspects of Yeovil’s newspaper and print industry heritage, including Snell’s Printers and The Western Gazette.
We also thought people would like to see this image of the Western Gazette composing room in the early 1960s….
And the Percy Winsor Display of Massey Ferguson tractors and combine harvester at the 1958 Yeovil Show, which is featured in the 2018 Yeovil Calendar. (c) (Commercial Camera Craft)
Image (c) South Somerset District Council Heritage Team (01935) 462886 – Please do not reproduce without permission.
For our BLOG this week, from South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre, we feature a photograph from the 2018 Yeovil Calendar – this has caused some interest as quite a bit has changed!
Can any one guess the name of the road in Yeovil from the early to mid 1970s? There are a few visual clues!
As always, please let us know any memories evoked by the photograph.
The 2018 Yeovil Calendar is now available at £6.00 each from Yeovil Tourist Information Centre, SSDC Brympton Way Reception and The Emporium, Princes Street, Yeovil
and the Community Heritage Access Centre!