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to the A-to-Z of Yeovil's History website
to the A-to-Z of
This is a work in progress, unfunded and updated almost daily, to record much of the history of Yeovil, Somerset, England (before about 1970) and 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 113 countries with over 883,000 page views, this website currently contains more than 1,780 pages and over 7,635 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.
Discover more than 275 personalities who made Yeovil the town it is today.
Streets, courts, yards, buildings, etc. If it was in Yeovil it's probably here.
The history of Yeovil's hostelries - all 137 of 'em
plus 104 beerhouses.
Earning a crust - commerce and industry in Yeovil.
Sports, events, celebrations, and so forth in Yeovil.
The shops and shop keepers of yesteryear.
Yeovil's and Yeovilians' response to war.
Learning in Yeovil from Dame schools onwards.
The mainstay industries of Yeovil for centuries.
Compare the changes to Yeovil over time.
Selected Yeovil family trees
Last Wills and Testaments
Pages containing Yeovil Wills
Are you on any of these?
Where was your house built?
Yeovil crimes and criminals
The railway comes to Yeovil
Fire and other accidents
Yeovil's emergency services
Sponsors of the A-to-Z
Supporters of this website
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Yeovil - A Trip Back to the Past
THE History of Yeovil
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.
Page views of this site as at
Sunday 21 August 2016
(since February 2014)
Thank you all for your interest.