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Sportsdays and celebrations

Wyndham HIll

Yeovil's sportsday held at the foot of Wyndham Hill
Yeovil's sportsday held at the foot of Wyndham Hill
Wyndham Hill appears as a recognisable landmark (to the right) in many photographs of Yeovil.
Wyndham Hill appears as a recognisable landmark (to the right) in many photographs of Yeovil.

Wyndham Hill has been important to the people of Yeovil for thousands of years. It is a significant landmark with the lime trees on the top visible across most of the town.

The hills and treelines on higher ground help shape our horizon and provide landmarks letting us know where we are.

In the Bronze Age this was a burial site.

More recently, since the coming of the railways, the slopes became a place of recreation for the town with events being held there; including sports days, royal celebrations, camping and tobogganing when it snowed. 

During WWII, this was a barrage balloon site, cover that stretched as far as Brympton d’Evercy.

If you have memories of growing up around Wyndham Hill, playing there or attending an event then you can share your story by following this link.

 

Images: Copyright Community Heritage Access Centre, Yeovil – P2928; P2957.

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