Links to other history societies, life histories, museums & books


See Yatton Local History Society on Facebook – for latest news, old photos and  discussions of Yatton past and present.    Search within Facebook for Yatton Local History Society to find the page.


“A Century of Railway Service”   is a book by YLHS member and parish councillor, Vivian Wathen. It contains the recollections of a railway family from GWR to British Rail in North Somerset and Bristol. The book is lavishly illustrated with colour photographs and detailed line diagrams and is a good read at £7. 95p.

It is available from Yatton Post Office, Clive’s and Viv Wathen himself.

YLHS sponsored the first publishing run of this book, which sold out within a month.     A 2nd run has now been published.

Faith Moulin has also written a book, published by YACWAG,  about the trees in Yatton, “Treasured Trees”  and it  is available at Yatton Books and Prints, Yatton High Street, Yatton Post Office, Congresbury Post Office and Day Lewis Pharmacy, Broad Street, Congresbury or from YACWAG by ringing 01934 834282. The cost is £5.95 and all proceeds will go towards the Jubilee Tree Planting Project.

Also see more information on Faith’s website  www.


Avon Local History & Archaeology


British Association for Local History (we are affiliated to this organisation)

The British Association for Local History

  • is the national charity which promotes local history and serves local historians
  • publishes both The Local Historian, our quarterly journal, and Local History News, a topical magazine
  • publishes books and pamphlets on local history
  • organises regular guided visits to archives, libraries, museums and other places of interest
  • arranges regular conferences in London and the regions
  • commissions a prestigious annual lecture
  • offers benefits to society members, including access to events at the members’ rate, and an insurance scheme
  • provides this web site for local history.

Local historians range from interested individuals and members of local societies to professionals in the field such as archivists and university lecturers. There are many thousands of people now actively involved in making a valuable contribution towards enriching and extending our understanding of the past.


Somerset Heritage Centre


Weston super Mare Museum , Burlington Street, Weston super Mare

 Free entry, new cafe, all new displays, temporary touring exhibitions (may be an entrance free), and much more.
Weston Museum


MUSEUM OF SOMERSET, Taunton Castle, Taunton (opened in September 2011)
Yatton, Claverham, Cleeve and Congresbury Archaeological Research Team

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