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discover the yeovil of yesteryear

Journey back in time in a wealth of old photographs and text

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meet Past People of Yeovil

The Who's Who of Yeovil's Past Personalities

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find out about work in yeovil's past

From leather gloves and dog grates to helicopters

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glimpse yeovil at war

From Air Raids to Victory Celebrations


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architectural gems of yeovil

Surprisingly there are still quite a few - despite the 1960's

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the history of yeovil's pubs

All 135 of 'em - plus t

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Yeovil Trades and Traders

How the Victorians did their shopping

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Yeovil HistoryWelcome to the A-to-Z of Yeovil's History website.
This is a work in progress, unfunded and updated almost daily, to record much of the history of Yeovil, Somerset, England (before about 1970). It uses internet technology to embed links within each page to enable the reader to follow an infinite number of threads to suit their interest.

Viewed in 120 countries with over 1,183,400 page views, this website currently contains more than 2,020 pages and over 9,275 images.

The 'Themes' in the various navigation bars gather pages into themes while the 'A-to-Z' links lead to listing pages starting with each respective letter, plus some special features that are only accessed from this page - I'm sure you'll soon get the idea.



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Also included in this website, separate from the A-to-Z listings, is a series of essays outlining the History of Yeovil through time. Click here to read.


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