We’d love to hear from you
Do you have a question about the Yatton Local History Society? Maybe you have some information about the history of Yatton or maybe you know of someone who could be a guest speaker at a future event. If so, please contact us using the enquiry form on this page and a member of the society will be in touch. Alternatively please email us direct on firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately we do not have the resources to help with family history enquiries (the Weston Family History Society may be able to help with these instead).
Know Your Place – North Somerset
Yatton, Claverham, Cleeve and Congresbury Archaeological Research Team.
Telephone: 01934 833764 for weekly meeting venue and programme.
Congresbury History Group
Contact: Chris Short on 01934 833764
Avon Local History and Archaeology
Weston Family History Society (includes Yatton)
British Association for Local History
Somerset Heritage Centre:
New book: Pills, Shocks & Jabs – the Remarkable Dissenting Doctors of Georgian Bristol by Peter Cullimore
This book looks at 18th century religious dissenters, mainly Quakers, who flourished in medicine. They defied the prejudice against them to become some of Bristol’s most prominent and successful physicians, surgeons and apothecaries. Individuals such as Joseph Fry (an apothecary who made chocolate as a health product) and Dr Edward Long Fox (great reformer of “madhouses” for the mentally ill). Also Dr Thomas Pole, an American Quaker with family roots in Somerset, who resettled in Bristol as an internationally known physician and “man-midwife”.
Pills, Shocks & Jabs is published by Bristol Books, as was Peter’s previous book Saints Crooks & Slavers, and costs £12. Both can be ordered from www.bristolbooks.org or independent bookshops (ISBN number: 9781909446298).
Are you interested in becoming a member?
Benefits of being a member of the Society include: entry to all presentations , being entertained by specialist speakers, learning new information about people, places and events.