SDFHS Events, and events where the SDFHS will be represented

For enquiries about SDFHS events at our Family History Centre in Yeovil, or held in Sherborne,  e-mail or phone: 01935 429609. 

You can now book and pay for our events, securely, using our online shop.

If you prefer to send a sterling cheque, please download the booking form, complete it and post it to: SDFHS Events, Broadway House, Peter St, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1PN.

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Details of SDFHS Group events throughout Somerset and Dorset can be found on individual Group pages, click here.

* indicates SDFHS attendance at an event organised by another FHS or organisation.




Jun 30, 2018 - 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM

All around Milborne Port and area in World War II

Richard Duckworth will present a film, which he has compiled, showing what was happening in our area during WWII, including footage of Home Guard training, events just before D Day in 1944 and the celebrations in Sherborne at the end of the War. We hope that the film will revive memories for those who lived through the War and inform those too young to remember it! The film lasts about an hour and there will be time for questions and discussion during refreshments.

With local family links to Milborne Port and Sherborne, Richard Duckworth has been collecting old photographs and films of the area for nearly 40 years. He is the author of ‘Yesterday’s Milborne Port’ and collaborated with Richard Brewer and Sherborne Museum to produce the DVD ‘Milborne Port now and then’. 

SDFHS Members: £3. Non-members: £5. Includes refreshments.

Book by downloading the form above or securely at our online shop

Venue: Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL.


Sep 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

SDFHS Open Day and AGM, 2018

The Society's 2018 Open Day, including our Annual General Meeting, is being organised by our East Dorset Group at Queen Elizabeth's School, Blandford Road, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 4DT.

The Open Day will include a talk on family history by Dr Nick Barratt, President of the Federation of Family History Societies, and one on house history by Gill Blanchard. Exhibitors will include other regional family history societies, historical organisations and retailers. 

Further details will be added at a later date. Enquiries: Rita Pettet (mobile) 07821 032118; (land line) 01202 772327.