Monday, 30 November 2009

Yeovil Through Time

Yeovil Through Time, a new local photographic history book. it is full of picture comparisons of how various parts of Yeovil looked compared with how Yeovil is now.

It has been written by two local historians Robin Ansell and Jack Sweet.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Yeovil Country Market

Yeovil Country Market,

I had almost forgotten about this, hidden away in the St Johns Church School Rooms.

There was a good selection of homemade Cakes, decorated Christmas cakes, other produce and a coffee shop.

They are normally open on a Friday Morning.

St. Johns School Rooms, Church Street, (Behind St Johns Church in the Town Centre)

Thursday, 26 November 2009


Hate to mention the Reckleford road works again, but at last they seem to be progressing, not sure when the target date to finish is. Lunch time today the traffic was flowing, surprise the traffic lights were off.
The electric guys were working down a hole, the workmen seemed totally oblivious to a problem with the traffic lights I guess not their problem, different department.

Later on today I had to try and navigate the pavement on Sherbourne road (inbound on the left), you don't know the path is closed until you are well into the road works, the signing of the alternate route is really non existent. I decided the safest way to go was to dodge the traffic and cross over to the rear of National Tyres and follow the traffic round to the shop fronts.

The lights were again working and traffic in all directions was very slow.
The Yeovil Night shelter works must be nearly finished, so soon all the illegally parked vans on the traffic light box junction, on the double yellow line and obstructing the pavement will soon disappear.

I am sure that once all the works are finished the traffic will flow and it will be a more pleasant area.

Yeovil Night Shelter

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Christmas Fairs in Yeovil

Its time for Christmas Fairs, a good place to get some stocking fillers.

The only one I have a date and time for at the moment is:-

St James' Church Preston Road
Sat 5th Dec 10 - 12

If you know of any more I will add to the list.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Did You know that Yeovil has a Car Club

I have just been searching around Yeovil on the internet and have found that Yeovil has a Car Club.

“We are an old, well established club that we believe evolved from an auto cycle club, which was formed before the First World War.” (From their Site) "Yeovil Car Club"

I have always had an interest in older cars, having owned Hillman Minx and Morris Minors over the years. May be one day I will have something a little classier than a Ford Mondeo.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Eating out in Yeovil

When it comes to food I am very particular, I am blessed to have a wife who loves to cook, and an excellent cook she is to. So when I want to go out for a meal my standards are very high (especially with good English food). If I go out for a meal I generally want to eat something which we would not have at home.

It was my daughter’s birthday this week so we went to the award winning Viceroy Indian Restaurant on Middle Street, she likes Chicken Korma.I was a little more adventurous with a Lamb Madras and my wife with the vegetarian.  We had an excellent meal and the staff were very good.

I have also been to the Akash Restaurant numerous times for their set meal deal and again the food and staff were very good.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Christmas has arrived in Yeovil 5th Nov 09

Had a lunch time coffee in the  Yeovil Starbucks(Free refill ) , the Christmas tree is up, and nice piece of red tinsel adorns the window. There are also a few Christmas decorations behind the counter.

I have heard reports that in some Starbucks you are being wished Happy Christmas!

The Christmas decorations are going up around the town centre in preparation for the big switch on, Thursday 26th Nov at 6:30pm

My wife has already ordered a large fresh Turkey, some friends already have all their Christmas presents brought and stashed away.
Me, I will resist until a few days before and then panic as I do every year.

The season is still a little way off, but try and remember the reason for the season when it does finally arrive. (49 Days to go)