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The Railway History of Yeovil, South Somerset & West Dorset

On Saturday 9 June, Roger Marsh will be giving a talk for the Society on The Railway History of Yeovil, South Somerset & West Dorset in the Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne DT9 3NL at 2.30pm. With the advent of … Continue reading

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The Greenwood Tree – March 2018

Paul Radford, the new Editor of the SDFHS journal, The Greenwood Tree, previews the contents of the March issue which is now being printed. The first issue of the year of The Greenwood Tree marks a new era for the … Continue reading

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Broadway House Family History Centre – Peter Street

As we return to ‘business as usual’ in our brand new, to us, Broadway House Family History Centre in Yeovil, we would like to mark the occasion with a piece on some aspects of the history of the street on … Continue reading

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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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