Local Societies

Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire

Regular programme of lecture meetings and excursions mainly to sites in Nottinghamshire. Produces various publications including Transactions of the Society, volumes in the Records Series and a regular newsletter. The county’s principal historical and archaeological society, promoting research, publication and knowledge of Nottinghamshire’s history.

AMTeC Co-op Ltd.

Ancient materials, technology and conservation co-operative. Runs workshops in experimental archaeology, makes replicas, and carries out technological and conservation research. Displays and public viewing gallery attached to foundry in Chatham’s Historic Dockyard.

Tong Archaeological Group

Carries out aerial photographic research and follow-up fieldwork in the Tong area. Continuing work on reports of past excavations. Limited excavation work at weekends still ongoing.

Melton Fieldworkers

Conducts watching briefs on behalf of Leicestershire Museums Service. Provides advice to public library, local museum and borough council. Talks to local schools and other groups. Occasionally carries out excavations. Historical articles in local press.

Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society

The Society owns and runs the Dorset County Museum which holds the County Archaeological Collections; provides research facilities and library; organises displays, lectures and day schools; has an active archaeological group; publicises archaeological events and excavations in its newsletter and publishes archaeological work undertaken in the county in the annual Proceedings of the Dorset Natural […]

Sedbergh & District History Society

The Society exists to encourage interest in and the study of the local history of Sedbergh, Garsdale and Dent and the surrounding area. We hold a regular programme of talks, outings, social occasions and special events including exhibitions.

Birmingham & Warwickshire Archaeological Society

Programme of lectures, outings and artefact handling sessions. Annual publication. Occasional excavation, but normally field work only. The Field Group is carrying out a survey of an area to the east of Sutton Coldfield, and is also involved in the West Midlands Burnt Mounds Survey. Volunteers welcome.