Local Societies

Powysland Club

Programme of lectures October to May. Day-long excursions in summer. The club has its own library and publishes an annual journal, The Montgomeryshire Collections, as well as various other publications. The Club published a Millennium volume: An Historical Atlas of Montgomeryshire. In 2003 published Transportation by Montgomeryshire Courts 1788-1868 by Brian Owen

Chess Valley Archaeological and Historical Society

Active field, records and publications groups. Field work includes topographic and geophysical surveying, field walking, and group training days. Currently excavations at Chesham Bois and geophysical surveys of Roman villas in Chess Valley. Landscape GIS based research study, Prehistoric to Post-medieval of Chess and Misbourne Valleys.

CBA East Midlands

Two all-day Saturday meetings a year and an outdoor visit in the summer, with other excursions on an occasional basis. Website:    www.britarch.ac.uk/cbaem

Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group

Organises excursions and publishes a newsletter twice a year. Survey and fieldwork training for members. Engaged in field survey and documentary research, but no excavation at present.

Penk Valley Archaeological Group

This small group was established after the discovery of a Romano-British villa site in 1984. Excavations have since been ongoing, Sunday’s only, most of the villa building is inside the confines of the village church, but an apsidal wing and two sides of a ditched enclosure are available. Iron age features, postholes and gullies are […]

Friends of the Newport Ship

The Friends of the Newport Ship (S.O.S.) is a Registered Charity formed in 2002 to promote knowledge and information about the Newport Mediaeval Ship and to foster an appreciation of the maritime and industrial heritage of South Wales. The Association aims to provide a forum for debate, monitor progress on conservation of the vessel and […]

Falkirk Local History Society

Publishes biennial journal, called Calatria, which includes archaeological, architectural & historical themes. Excavation & fieldwalking exercises held each year. In 2003 the Society assisted Falkirk Museum at the excavation of the gateway to the annexe to the Roman Fort at Mumrills on the Antonine Wall. Each year a graveyard in the Falkirk district is surveyed […]

Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Society

The Field Group of the Society is active across the whole range of archaeological field work, including earthwork and geophysical surveys, excavations, fieldwalking as well as organising training sessions on finds drawing, desk top research, EDM work plus lectures and site visits. The Society publishes the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine which aims to […]