…is a charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. More than 125 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything it does. We look after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone.
We look after coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages, historic houses, gardens, mills and pubs. We restore them, protect them and open them up to everyone.
Founded in 1957, Sherborne Historical Society is a group of people who are interested in history, both local and worldwide. From September to March it provides fortnightly talks from distinguished speakers to audiences of 200-300 members and their guests. Meetings, held at the Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, start at 8pm, preceded by tea or coffee. In the summer months there is also a programme of visits to places of historical interest in Southern England.
YALHS was founded in 1954 and has been involved in many projects and studies to uncover the past of this part of South Somerset over the intervening years.
The society meets on the first Friday of each month from October to May at 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Lysander Road, Yeovil, BA20 2BU to listen to an interesting selection of speakers on a very diverse range of historical and archaeological subjects with local relevance.
During the summer months the society organises various activities including visits to archaeological excavations and places of archaeological and historical interest.