South Petherton ......a market town with a village feel

South Petherton Local History Group

The Local History Group organises talks and projects about the past as it affected life in South Petherton. Meetings are held throughout autumn / winter / spring on the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Palmer Street, South Petherton TA13 5DB. Programme details (see below) are also on local noticeboards. Everyone is welcome to join (£8 annual subs) or just come as a visitor to individual meetings (£3 on the door).  

All enquiries to

The Group owns the archive of Whites Stores, South Petherton's pharmacy / general store for many years in the 20th century. If you would like to search this archive, email

We have three publications on sale through local shops:

- “Explore South Petherton’s Past” (booklet £2.50) and a CD (price £8) containing the text of out-of-print books
- “South Petherton in the Twentieth Century - A Village Album” (by local contributors, 2000) and
- “South Petherton in the Olden Time” (by Hugh Norris, 1879).