Tag Archives: Yeovil

Tales of Local Railways

We were in for a treat as we assembled for two railway themed talks in the Raleigh Hall in Sherborne last Saturday. This was the first time our talks were held in this hall and while we clearly regret leaving … Continue reading

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Robert Goadby – founder of the ‘Western Flying Post’

When Patricia Goadby and her brother Michael arrived at the SDFHS Family History Centre one day to enquire about their illustrious ancestor, Robert Goadby, the founder of the Western Flying Post (now better known as the Western Gazette) we were about to … Continue reading

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The Whittle Box

The questions that kept popping into my head all began when I saw a green box with a name painted on it in an antique shop in Sherborne. Who had owned the box? Who had painted the name? What was … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Family History Journey

In spring this year Kerri Curtis made the long journey from Tasmania to the south-west of England, tracing the history of her family back to villages in Somerset and Dorset. It was my mother who inspired in me an avid … Continue reading

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Grandad’s spade – another object with a story to tell

Barbara Elsmore tells the story of another of her family treasures – one that won’t fit into her box and which ‘won’t buckle’! It crept up slowly, the need to get the boxes of family photos and mementoes down from … Continue reading

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A preview of the November ‘Greenwood Tree’

Bob Barber, Editor of The Greenwood Tree previews the latest issue. The November edition of The Greenwood Tree will be reaching members shortly. The cover features a snapshot from our Facebook page, recently set up by new website manager, Patricia … Continue reading

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