The Highlights of the Photographic Archive



At the Community Heritage Access Centre we have a large photographic archive of Yeovil and the South Somerset area featuring over 4800 photographs from the 19th and 20th century. The archive is a very useful resource for local history and is a popular source of enquiry.


The Photographic Collection principally focuses on the streets and events of Yeovil but images of South Somerset villages like Martock, Queen Camel and Stoke Sub Hamdon are also available to view. Indeed, many of our 60's images have appeared in our "Yeovil In Living Memory" Calendar, and more shall occur in later issues.


The images showcased here, as well as many more, have been wonderfully used in the book 'Around Yeovil' by Robin Ansell and Marion Barnes, as part of 'The Archive Photograph Series'.  More of our images, in particular world war one images, can be seen in our timeline.


If you are interested in viewing any of our images then please make an appointment or contact us,


The Borough The George Inn 266

The Borough

The George Hotel

Yeovil Town Station 266 Yeovil Train Crash 266

Yeovil Town Station

The Pen Mill Accident

Nautillus 266 Football Pitch 266

Nautillus Factory

The Old Football Ground

Petters car 266 Torc inquest 266

Petter Family

The Gold Torc

Lewanika 266 Strong Man 266

King Lewanika

Keinton Mandeville Strong Man

Little Lizzie 266 Grocer 266

Little Lizzie

Langport Grocer


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