Can you help to solve some photographic mysteries?

Do you have an interest in old photographs? Do you also like solving a mystery or two? Our Mystery Photograph morning might be just the place for you.

The Community Heritage Access Centre (CHAC) is hosting a Mystery Photo morning at Yeovil Library on Tuesday 24 July from 10.00am until 12.00pm.

 

A selection of photographs will be available for locations and little known individuals to be identified. You might just hold the key to unlock the mystery that will help staff and volunteers from CHAC put more detail to photographs.

 

Councillor Nick Weeks, Portfolio Holder for Heritage at South Somerset District Council said, "Our staff and volunteers at CHAC have fantastic knowledge of the local area, but we recognise that there's a lot of knowledge which hasn't been tapped into. The aim of the Mystery Photograph morning is to try and tease some of that knowledge out so we can learn more about the local area and heritage of South Somerset."

 

The event is free to attend with some local history publications available. Please contact Joseph Lewis, Heritage Co-Ordinator for more information by emailing heritage.services@southsomerset.gov.uk or by calling 01935 462886.

 

South Somerset District Council Community Heritage Access Centre cares for around 6,000 photographs related to Yeovil and South Somerset. If you have a photograph that may be of interest, please inform staff and volunteers.

 

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Above: Can anyone shed any light on this photograph; suggestions for a location so far include Dodham Brook and near Westland's Airfield or Leisure Centre. It's believed this photo was taken in Yeovil as the Photographer's Stamp on the back reads: "Tilzey, H.C. Yeovil Photographer"