10.30am: Clothing Yate Exhibition (Tue-Thur & Sat)
Yate Heritage Centre
27th April - 10th June
The history of clothes, fashion and accessories in 20th Century Yate. A highlight will be the Henry Blathwayt First World War dress jacket, an outstanding artefact normally stored at Dyrham Park.
The display will feature an array of historic clothes from the Heritage Centre collections.
Additionally, there will be wonderful aspects of our local clothing and fashion heritage linked to local people and places. A WWII flying jacket linked to the Nelson family of Yate, a Sodbury Queen coach driver's coat, historic military uniforms relating to the Rector of Horton plus Victorian and early 20th century clothes linked to the Walker family of Hawkesbury and the Alfred Woolley family of Bristol of engineering fame.
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Yate Heritage Centre
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.
World War One booklet
Yate & District Heritage Centre is pleased to announce that the new booklet "The First World War in Yate and Chipping Sodbury" is now on sale at Yate Heritage Centre at £3.95.
It covers each element of life in the Great war in this area and is ideal for both people with a general interest in the subject and those interested in their local history.
You can also order the booklet on line or visit the Centre.
Each booklet will be made available at all the local schools.
The Heritage Centre is grateful for the contributions of the Heritage Lottery Fund, plus Yate, Sodbury and South Gloucestershire Councils.
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.