Category: Local Societies

friends of castleshaw roman forts

Friends of Castleshaw Roman Forts

The Friends of Castleshaw Roman Forts is a group set up to help look after the Roman forts of the Castleshaw area and to get people involved in the various initiatives and events which have come out of the Castleshaw Working Party’s Conservation Management Plan. In 1958, the importance of Castleshaw as an upland national […]

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Cambrian Archaeological Association

The Association was founded in 1846 in order to ‘examine, preserve and illustrate the ancient monuments and remains of the history, language, manners, customs, arts and industries of Wales and the Marches and to educate the public in such matters.’ Since its establishment, the society has published the journal Archaeologia Cambrensis,  a collection of important […]

shaftsbury  district hist soc

Shaftesbury & District Historical Society

Shaftesbury & District Historical Society owns and manages the  Gold Hill Museum, Shaftesbury’s  local history museum. This houses a collection exploring everything from  Roman archaeology to the area’s agricultural and market heritage, local traditions, domestic life, cottage industries and  Saxon roots. Annual membership subscriptions help support the Gold Hill Museum, and  is a wonderful way […]

pictish arts society

Pictish Arts Society

 The Picts were the true ancestors of the Scottish nation, known to have lived in Scotland in the first millennium AD. It is also known that their territory was taken over by the Scots in the 9th century, but very little else is definite. What has mainly survived is the great heritage of their carved […]

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Great Yarmouth Local History & Archaeological Society

The Society was formed in 1888, and is a charitable organisation whose aim is to promote the Local History and Archaeology of the district and to secure the preservation of historic buildings. They run a monthly programme of interesting and varied talks, meetings and films which explore a range of topics from witchcraft and magic […]

larne arch society

Larne Archaeological Society

The society was founded in 1998 to research, record and protect the ancient past of the Larne area in Northern Ireland.  A local Iron Age Hillfort and early Christian Rath  have been given SMR numbers thanks to  work carried out over the past years. Research on four other possible new sites,  which may or may […]

Mellor Archaeological Trust

Mellor Archaeological Trust

Based in Greater Manchester, the Trust was founded in 2000 after  the discovery in 1998 of an Iron Age ditch in the garden of The Old Vicarage next to Mellor Church.   Excavations continued until 2009 and have been described as the largest for a generation of a hillfort in North West England. The project […]

norfolk historic builds group

Norfolk Historic Buildings Group

The society, active since 2000, collects and records information on Norfolk’s historic buildings for those with an appreciation of the area’s rich heritage. NHBG organises a series of winter talks which are open to the public  and summer visits and activities for  group members. They also run a wide range of activities including courses on […]

oxfordshire architectural and historical society

Oxfordshire Architectural & Historical Society

The society, which has been in operation for almost 200 years, is still active in investigating Oxfordshire’s past. They hold fortnightly speaker meetings in winter and excursions in Summer, to which non-members are welcome. All but the five latest issues of  Oxoniensia, the Oxfordshire county journal, are  now available for free online. Contact Details Website: […]

Scottish Underwater Arch

Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology

The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (registered charity number SCO18418) was formed to promote the research, recording and preservation of Scotland’s underwater heritage. With the help of volunteers and grants, they were in charge of the crannog reconstruction which forms the focal point of the Scottish Crannog Centre at Loch Tay, Perthshire. The Trust carries […]

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