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Thrifty Van Hire yeovil

Yeovil is a town in the English county of Somerset. The name comes Anglo-Saxon meaning 'forked river'. Yeovil was on the main Roman Road from Dorchester to Ilchester. In the Westland area of the town you can still see evidence of a small Roman town. If you want to visit it, why not rent a van hire from Thrifty Car Rental to get you there.

In the Domesday Book the town was recorded as a thriving market community with a population of around 1,000. The Black Death in the 14th century killed almost half the population of the town. In 1499 many of the wooden, thatched roof buildings were destroyed by a major fire.

By 1801 the population of the town had grown to around 2,800. Yeovil was a centre of the glove making industry and in 1853 it was linked to the rest of Britain by the railways.

By the early 20th century the population had increased to 11,000 and the town was dominated by the defence industry. It therefore became a target of German raids in the 2nd World War. The principal employer in the town today is Agusta Westland, the aviation group.

In April 2006, Yeovil became the first town in Britain to introduce biometric fingerprint scanning in nightclubs. It is hoped that this scheme will reduce crime and violence and if so it will be introduced in towns throughout the country.

There are plenty of attractions in Somerset worth visiting with your van hire. Lytes Cary Manor is a National Trust owned 16th century building in Kingsdon. Some earlier parts of the manor dating from the 14th and 15th centuries still remain. Drive your van hire to Stoke Sub Hamdon and visit the 15th century priory or visit Ham Hill Country Park.


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