We organise Society events, either side of the county boundary between Somerset and Dorset, in both Yeovil and Sherborne. Yeovil events are held in our Family History Centre at Broadway House, Peter St., Yeovil BA20 1PN which is on the first and second floors, without lift access. Sherborne events are held at the Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL which is fully accessible.
Anyone who wishes to research original sources before the typewriter will soon realise that there are many different scripts to be mastered when reading old documents. In this workshop Ted Udall presents some of the more common ‘hands’ and gives practical advice on deciphering them. Please bring your own pencil and notepad - other materials will be... [more info]
Roger Marsh will discuss the origins and development of the railway system in our area.With the advent of Brunel’s broad gauge railway from London to Bristol and onwards to the west and the London & South Western Railway line from London to Southampton under the leadership of Joseph Locke, South Somerset and West Dorset found itself in an area ... [more info]
Richard Duckworth will present a film, which
he has compiled, showing what was happening in our area during WWII, including
footage of Home Guard training, events just before D Day in 1944 and the
celebrations in Sherborne at the end of the War. We hope that the film will
revive memories for those who lived through the War and inform those too ... [more info]