10.30am: WW1 in Yate and Sodbury Centenary Exhibition (Tue-Thur & Sat
Yate Heritage Centre
This exhibition runs 23rd July - 13th September, 10.30-4.30pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Discover the history of the area during World War I and the huge industrial and military changes which took place.
There will a range of fascinating objects from the time from local people and our own collections including stretchers, uniform and medals.
For more information please contact Yate and District Heritage Centre on 01454 862200 or click below.
Yate Heritage Centre
7th, 13th, 15th, 20th & 22nd August, starting 10.30am or 1.30pm
Come and make your own objects from numerous materials and learn many new crafts and skills with our expert guides.
Ideal for ages 5-12. Booking essential.
For more information, please phone 01454 862200.
Yate & District Heritage Centre has received £3250, from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Yate Area First World War Community Project.
Awarded through HLF’s First World War: then and now programme, the project will focus on creating a First World War Centenary event at Yate Heritage Centre, exhibition on the history of Yate and Sodbury people during the First World War and booklets on the First World War of people locally and nationally.
The projects will enable local people in the Yate area to come together to understand their history linked to the First World War through demonstrators, activities and performances at the Centenary History Day.
The Centenary exhibition will draw upon the First World War collections, histories and artefacts of local people and will be made possible by the efforts of local volunteers.
Both Yate Heritage Centre and the U3A History Group are working with local people to bring their First World War histories to life for the community and future generations.
The First World War had an immense impact on the Yate and Sodbury areas. The conflict brought modern industry to the area including the factories which dominated Yate during the 20th century.
The display, booklets, history event and demonstrations will bring to life the most important parts of the area’s modern history to children, families and the remainder of the community for years to come.
World War One Centenary Demonstrators
Commenting on the award, Cherry Hubbard, Education Assistant of Yate & District Heritage Centre said "This is such a great boost to the work of the Heritage Centre and for bringing alive the First World War for local young people and the community at large".
Elly Hoyle, Head of History, Brimsham Green School commented; "As a school and wider community, it is incredibly important that this landmark anniversary is commemorated and that young people are given an opportunity to remember and reflect on the legacy of the First World War".
Nerys Watts, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund South west said: "The impact of the First World War was far reaching, touching and shaping every corner of the UK and beyond. The Heritage Lottery Fund has already invested £57 million - in projects, large and small – that are making this global Centenary; with our Small Grant programme, we are enabling even more communities like those involved in the "Yate Area First World War community Project" to continue to explore the continuing legacy of the conflict and help young people broaden their understanding of how it has shaped our modern world.".
Yate and District Heritage Centre celebrates Yate’s cultural, historical, social and industrial past.
It does so by staging thought-provoking and varied exhibitions and events, including a regular series of quizzes, historical lectures and other one-off sessions - see the right hand side of this page for more details.
All parts of the community are involved in generating historical information at the Yate Heritage Centre. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
The Centre contains the two major local history collections and these are available to the public on open days and through appointment.
There are over 3,000 objects in the Centre’s collections acquired since the mid 1990s.
They include: historic 3D objects, maps, photographs and documents, as well as an educational handling collection.
The Centre also houses the Oral History Project Group's collection of photographs, tapes, documents and of course oral history, amounting to 4,000 items.
Yate and District Heritage Centre welcomes volunteers.
If you would like to help with displays or events, or would like to join the Friends Scheme, please contact the Community Heritage Officer, David Hardill.
The address is Church Road, Yate, BS37 5BG
You'll find the Heritage Centre between the White Lion Pub and St Mary's Church.
Its location is the site of former stables dating back to the 1840s.
This prestigious building and key location make the Centre accessible to visitors.