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Free download of 2021 South Somerset heritage calendar this year!

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The 2021 South Somerset heritage collection calendar is now available to download for free!

Curated and designed by staff and volunteers at SSDC’s newly renamed South Somerset Heritage Collection (formerly the Community Heritage Access Centre), the calendar includes a series of photographs and associated items selected from across the extensive South Somerset collections.

Heritage Co-ordinator, Joseph Lewis commented: “With the 2021 calendar, we have expanded the reach to include Yeovil and four South Somerset villages; East Chinnock, Martock, Montacute and Stoke sub Hamdon, but have continued the combination of photographs and related objects that people have enjoyed over the past two years. We have content that marks special events in South Somerset history, but also objects from past industry as well. This year’s calendar includes imagery from the Coronation of King George V, the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain and costume examples from Martock station.

“Donations to the collection over the years have created a wide ranging and fascinating record of our districts history. We are always interested in any offers of donations related to Yeovil and South Somerset to the collection as a whole. The Collection is closed to the public at the moment, but we can be contacted via our email address.”

The 2021 calendar, now in its eight successful year of production, coincides with a change of name for the centre with the wide selection of images and objects reflecting this change.

Councillor Mike Best, South Somerset District Council’s portfolio holder for Health and Wellbeing, said: “The Heritage collection is a fascinating and diverse mix of objects and images. Seeing these pages come together to bring to life past moments in our history, or to illustrate the everyday but interesting pattern of life has been wonderful and we are especially grateful to design volunteer, Ian Tasker, for the production of the calendar and for showing our collection in its best possible light.

“Designing the 2021 Yeovil calendar has been an enjoyable experience,” said Ian, “especially expanding my knowledge of the other South Somerset villages that we have included this year.”

The 2021 Calendar is available to download at www.southsomerset.gov.uk/heritage.

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