The Society was formed in 1996 when a few people were asked to investigate a site on Whitegates Farm in Rushton. This turned out to be a Roman bathhouse. For many years a summer excavation took place which gradually revealed the bathhouse’s secrets. This came to an end in 2007 when the land was placed under Entry Level Stewardship with Natural England.

After the excavation was closed down the number of talks have increased so that now they are monthly from January to June. They have a break for the summer. In September they also have a visit to a place of interest. In October talks start again. In November they have their AGM plus a talk and a Christmas Buffet and Quiz Night in December. If something else looks interesting an additional visit might be arranged.

Membership is £10. Admission for talks is £4 for members and £5 for non-members.

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