Category: Local Societies


Wigan Archaeological Society

The  small but well-established group was formed in 1982. They meet once a month in Wigan for lectures and discussions on topics of historical or archaeological interest. We have trips in the summer and carry out fieldwork during the year (including excavations). Over the years the society has carried out a number of field projects […]


Robertsbridge & District Archaeological Society

The Society was formed in 1962 by two Robertsbridge schoolboys, John and David Martin, with the enthusiastic help of their mother Dorothy.   The Society still thrives today with a large membership but over the years has evolved into more of a local history society. The Society holds 8 meetings a year and usually arranges […]


Monmouthshire Antiquarian Association

The Monmouthshire Antiquarian Association was founded in 1847 and was originally known as the Caerleon Antiquarian Association. The association has survived into the twenty-first century and has a strong membership and an important role in fostering the county’s archaeological and historical heritage. We aim to provide enjoyment and foster friendship amongst like-minded people and hold […]


John Wheelwright Archaeological Society

The society can be traced back to the Wheelwright Grammar School in Dewsbury, when a teacher, Max Lyne, formed an archaeological society in the 1960s. It is now open to all who are interested in learning about and participating in archaeology. Contact Details Web: E-mail: Tel: 01924 492507

East Dorset

East Dorset Antiquarian Society

The East Dorset Antiquarian Society (EDAS) is an amateur society which is actively engaged in all aspects of archaeology and historical research.  In 2013 they celebrated 30 years of community archaeology and currently have around 200 members. Activities include monthly lectures from September to May each year, held on the second Wednesday of each month […]


West Kent Archaeological Group

West Kent Archaeological Group (WKAG) is an active archaeology group, comprised of volunteers that are undertaking a study of the Darent Valley and surrounding archaeology. WKAS was founded in 2009 and has been offering educational opportunities for the general public to get involved in community archaeology. The group is comprised of locals interested in archaeology, […]


Upper Nene Archaeological Society (UNAS)

The Society exists to promote study and interest in the practice of Archaeology, to discover and investigate sites and the preservation of things of archaeological interest of all periods. If you are interested in Archaeology, whether as a beginner (total beginners are very welcome), or as an experienced archaeologist and will comply with its rules, […]


Lewes Archaeological Group

Lewes Archaeological Group was founded in 1968 to investigate prehistoric and historic remains in the town of Lewes and the surrounding district. Although the Group does not currently run any excavations, it has each year a full programme of talks. It also has occasional tours and walks. Members — often in cooperation with other societies […]


Manshead Archaeological Society

Formed in 1952 by Les Matthews and a group of fellow enthusiasts to rescue what they could from sites being destroyed by chalk quarrying and building, and still going strong today. The Society takes its name from the Anglo Saxon administrative district or “Hundred” of Bedfordshire in which Dunstable and the surrounding area lies. Age […]


Priories Historical Society

Priories Historical Society was formed in June 2000 with the intention of bringing a wide variety of talks to the public. We are predominantly interested in the history and archaeology of the local area which covers Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire although we do have talks on interesting topics from further afield such as Sutton Hoo, […]