Category: Local Societies


Association of Certificated Field Archaeologists (ACFA)

The Association of Certificated Field Archaeologists (ACFA) was formed in 1987. Its membership comprises holders of the University of Glasgow Certificate in Field Archaeology, awarded by the Department of Adult & Continuing Education. The original three year part-time course taught adult students the basic principles of archaeological field survey and the importance of recording our […]


Essex Society for Archaeology & History

The Essex Society for Archaeology and History is the county’s major society for those interested in any aspect of the past. To be a member is to join a long line of enthusiasts dating back to the 40 or so who met at the old Town Hall, Colchester in 1852 to form a society (then […]

Place Names

Essex Place Names Project

The Essex Society for Archaeology and History is a sponsor of the Essex Place-names Project. This is a county-wide survey to record Place-names and personal names from historical documents such as tithe and estate maps. Guidance and a helpline are provided. As well as recording names from the historical records, the other aim of the […]


Epsom & Ewell History & Archaeology Society

Epsom & Ewell History & Archaeology Society  is the local history, archaeology and conservation society for the Epsom and Ewell area of Surrey. It was founded in 1960 by people who had recently taken part in a major excavation of Henry VIII’s Nonsuch Palace in Ewell. Its aims are to encourage interest in the archaeology […]


Orpington & District Archaeological Society

Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS) is an active local volunteer archaeology group based in Orpington, Kent with a field headquarters at Scadbury Park, Chislehurst. The Society promotes the study of archaeology in the local area by undertaking excavations, carrying out research into the archaeology and history of the area and encouraging public interest through […]


Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society

Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society began in February 2005 at a meeting attended by over a hundred people. Their long-term aims are to research and promote interest in and knowledge of the history of the area of the former Borough of Leyton and its surrounding region. You do not have to be an academic historian […]


Berkshire Archaeology Research Group (BARG)

The Berkshire Archaeology Research Group (BARG) is a voluntary group dedicated to investigating the archaeology of the county of Berkshire. The Group welcomes anybody who is interested in archaeology. BARG take an interest in uncovering evidence for human activity in the Royal County across a broad period from prehistoric times right through to the post-medieval […]


Banwell Society of Archaeology

The Banwell Society of Archaeology which was founded in 1958, studies the history and pre-history of the local area around Weston-super-Mare. They meet on the 2nd Friday of each month at Banwell Village Hall, 7.00pm for 7.30pm. They are always happy to welcome new members. Contact Details Web: E-mail:

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Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society

The Society was set up to fulfil two purposes, for the benefit of the public. These are to promote the study of natural history and archaeology, especially in relation to the Isle of Wight, and to promote, in every possible way, the conservation of the flora and fauna of the Isle of Wight, and the […]


Solihull Archaeological Group

Meetings are held for lectures on the third Tuesday of the month between September and June each year in the John Palmer Hall, Union Road, Solihull (across the Warwick Road from House of Fraser). These talks cover a wide range of subjects of general of local archaeological interest and general or local history. Meetings start […]