Calendar celebrates Yeovil’s past

A calendar illustrated with images from South Somerset District Council's heritage collection has been produced for 2018

Three Choughs Carriage CHAC 2018 Calendar

Fascinating photographs of Yeovil, from SSDC's extensive photo collection, have been used in the calendar which is now in the fifth year of production.

Joseph Lewis, Co-ordinator at SSDC's Community Heritage Access Centre, explains: "In choosing the pictures, we have tried to reflect change over time, perhaps most evidently in the January image of Yeovil's High Street in 1920, before the construction of King George Street. 

"The August image, taken slightly further along in High Street shows fashions and car registrations from the early 1970s.  Local people may enjoy looking for a person or a vehicle that they recognise, in this picture".

Other pages show staff of the Wests Department Store looking after injured soldiers in 1918, with the Vicarage Street Methodist Church in the background, and the Percy Winsor Massey Ferguson tractor display at the 1958 Yeovil Show.

The December illustration completes the year with a glimpse inside a Plummer Roddis Ltd interior Christmas display of the 1950s.  Plummer Roddis was a department store.  

The calendars are £6 each and all profits go towards maintaining the collections at SSDC's Community Heritage Access Centre. 

You can buy the calendars at the Community Heritage Access Centre (CHAC), SSDC Lufton Depot, Yeovil, BA22 8RP.  Contact joseph.lewis@southsomerset.gov.uk or 01935 462886, or order from CHAC by post - please add £1.50 for postage and packaging and send a cheque, payable to South Somerset District Council.

The calendars are also on sale at:

Yeovil Tourist Information Centre, Petter's Way, Yeovil, BA20 1SH. yeoviltic@southsomerset.gov.uk or 01935 462781

A303 Visitor Centre at Cartgate, Cartgate Picnic Area, near Stoke Sub Hamdon, TA14 6RA (Monday & Friday only, 10.30 am to 3.30 pm). cartgatetic@southsomerset.gov.uk or 01935 829333

SSDC Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, BA20 2HT. 01935 462462