YEOVIL NEWS: Plans to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

YEOVIL NEWS: Plans to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Posted: 6th June 2021
A MUSIC in the Park event will be held next year to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee commemorating her 70 years on the throne. The nation will come together over a four-day Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign. The May Bank Holiday Weekend will be moved to Thursday, June 2, 2022, and an additional Bank Holiday on Friday, June 3, 2022, will…

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YEOVIL HISTORY FILES Part 11: When Yeovil fans watched the Blue Brazil

YEOVIL HISTORY FILES Part 11: When Yeovil fans watched the Blue Brazil

Posted: 6th June 2021
IT is now nearly 30 years since a coach-load of people from the Railway Hotel pub in Yeovil made a bizarre 460-mile trip north to watch Scottish football side Cowdenbeath in action. The trip could have been described as “slightly weird” or “somewhat crazy” – but it was certainly memorable nevertheless for all those who made that long trek to Scotland including Yeovil…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Woman, 31, charged with murder following Chilthorne Domer incident

YEOVIL NEWS: Woman, 31, charged with murder following Chilthorne Domer incident

Posted: 15th May 2021
A 31-year-old woman has been charged with murder following the death of a man at Yeovil District Hospital. Police reported yesterday (Friday, May 14, 2021) that they attended a property in Chilthorne Domer, near Yeovil, at 4.45am following the reports of an injured man. The man was taken by paramedics to Yeovil Hospital where he sadly died, while a woman was detained in…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Police launch murder investigation on outskirts of Yeovil

YEOVIL NEWS: Police launch murder investigation on outskirts of Yeovil

Posted: 14th May 2021
  A MURDER investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Somerset. At 4.45am this morning (Friday, May 14, 2021) police attended a property in Chilthorne Domer, near Yeovil, following a report of an injured man. The man was taken by paramedics to Yeovil District Hospital where he has since sadly died. A woman has been detained and is in police custody…

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YEOVIL HISTORY FILES Part 10: Belgian refugee families arrive in Yeovil

YEOVIL HISTORY FILES Part 10: Belgian refugee families arrive in Yeovil

Posted: 10th May 2021
  SEVERAL hundred Belgians arrived in Yeovil and neighbouring villages as refugees during the First World War. The German invasion of neutral Belgium in August 1914 saw more than a million Belgians flee the advancing armies. The majority of the refugees crossed the borders into Holland, which remained neutral, and France. But the British Government at the time offered…

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YEOVIL HISTORY FILES Part 9: Operation Sextus – mock H-Bomb fallout on Yeovil

YEOVIL HISTORY FILES Part 9: Operation Sextus – mock H-Bomb fallout on Yeovil

Posted: 11th April 2021
  A MEETING was held in Yeovil back in September 1958 where civic leaders and volunteers gathered to study the problems which a nuclear attack could cause. Back in those days of the Cold War Years the threat of nuclear holocaust was only too real with relationships with the Soviet Union on a knife edge. Around 150 civil defence controllers, heads of section and…

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YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Keep busy, be humble and have a great sense of humour!

YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Keep busy, be humble and have a great sense of humour!

Posted: 11th April 2021
  AN AMAZING woman who helped to make ropes for parachutes during the Second World War has celebrated her 100th birthday. Back in March 1921, David Lloyd George was Prime Minister, King George V was on the throne and the First World War had been over for three years. But, more importantly, March 27, 1921, was a very special day locally as Eileen Hawkins came into the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Remembering brave Yeovil firefighter Charlie Gillard – 80 years on

YEOVIL NEWS: Remembering brave Yeovil firefighter Charlie Gillard – 80 years on

Posted: 11th April 2021
  AUXILIARY Fire Service Patrol Officer Charlie Gillard was killed following the sixth German air raid on Yeovil in the early hours of April 12, 1941, during the Second World War. Several delayed action high explosive bombs fell on the Yeovil town centre on the evening of Good Friday, April 11, 1941, and one landed on the Corn Exchange in High Street. Soldiers of the…

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YEOVIL NEWS: May the Fourth be with you Cllr Evie Potts-Jones!

YEOVIL NEWS: May the Fourth be with you Cllr Evie Potts-Jones!

Posted: 11th April 2021
  COUNCILLOR Evie Potts-Jones has been nominated to become the new Mayor of Yeovil for 2021-22 from May 4 (writes Yeovil Press editor Steve Sowden). Members of Yeovil Town Council met on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 – via the Zoom conferencing technology – where Cllr Potts-Jones was nominated as the Mayor Elect to take over from Cllr David Recardo who has served from 2018…

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YEOVIL NEWS: A year on from when The Sound of Music fell silent at the Octagon Theatre

YEOVIL NEWS: A year on from when The Sound of Music fell silent at the Octagon Theatre

Posted: 16th March 2021
  IT was the early evening of March 16, 2020, and cast members of the Yeovil Amateur Operatic Society’s production of The Sound of Music started arriving at the Octagon Theatre in readiness for another performance of the ever-popular musical. It was the opening show of the second week of the production and YAOS had received some fantastic reviews from audiences who had…

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