Yeovil Library will be the venue for a free three-part course called The People's War.

The course starts on Wednesday, April 21 and continues on the two following Wednesdays on April 28 and May 5.

The library service in Somerset is inviting people to come along and record either their own or their family's memories of Second World War on a special BBC website.

Nigel Humphrey, from Yeovil Library, said that they hoped that many of the recollections and stories would be based on events in Somerset.

He added: "The course will look at life during the war years and will reveal some of the resources which are held in libraries, museums, archives and by the Historic Environment Service."

David Hunt, who was born in Somerset during the war, will be talking about his own experiences of researching memories about the 1939-45 years in the first session.

A chance will be given to participants to bring along photos or other items from the war years, as well as their own or family memories of the time.

Mr Hunt said: "The hope is that Somerset's own heritage services will benefit through the addition of some of this material to their collections.

"There will also be an opportunity for people to explore relevant websites, exchange memories, receive guidance on writing up stories and putting them on the BBC website."

All the culture and community services of Somerset County Council are taking part in the BBC campaign to help those who lived through the Second World War - or their families - to share their experiences and memories as the 60th anniversary of D-Day approaches.

The County Museum Service will be bringing along some artefacts in the third session of the course.

Each session of the People's War course in Yeovil starts at 6pm and lasts for 2 hours.

To book a place, or obtain further details, contact Nigel Humphrey on 01935-423144.