Local Societies

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Scottish Society for Conservation and Restoration

From 2005, the society merged into The Institute of Conservation (Icon), along with  The Care of Collections Forum, The Institute of Paper Conservation, The Photographic Materials Conservation Group and The United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.  Icon raises awareness of the cultural, social and economic value of caring for heritage and […]

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Irish Georgian Society

Based in Dublin, the society aims to encourage an interest in and  promote the preservation of Ireland’s architectural heritage and  decorative arts. Since the society’s foundation in 1958, it has saved many fine houses from destruction and amassed a membership base across the UK and USA. The group was originally formed  in response to demolition […]

basingstoke arch and hist society

Basingstoke Archaeological & Historical Society

An active society since 1970 seeking to promote the history and archaeology of the Basingstoke and North Hampshire area with a comprehensive programme of lectures, outings & fieldwork. The society produces a quarterly newsletter and have several publications available for purchase. New members & visitors warmly welcomed. Contact Details Website:  http://www.bahsoc.org.uk/

Sheffield Archaeological Forum

The Sheffield Archaeological Forum is an educational society organised by the alumni of the University of Sheffield. Their aims are twofold: firstly, to encourage a greater awareness and understanding of archaeology amongst the general public; and secondly, to encourage a reflexive approach to interpretation in archaeological circles through the media of publication and open conferences.

North East Hants Historical & Archaeological Society (NEHHAS)

NEHHAS organises occasional rescue excavations and annual training excavations when possible. Local History projects are also in progress along with a full programme of lectures and talks. The society collated references to Roman Road alignments reported in and around Hampshire, though  involvement in this investigation was ceased in 2009. The society maintains a substantial library […]

West Wales Maritime Heritage Society

West Wales Maritime Heritage Society

The society aims to promote a historical awareness of the maritime heritage of West Wales. It is engaged in the restoration and sailing of vintage boats and teaching skills associated with them. Documentary research and talks are also conducted, as well as construction of model ships for local museums. Volunteers are needed to help out […]

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Hawick Archaeological Society

Mostly a local history society, the group aims to garner interest in Hawick’s past by commemorating the achievements of its people and supporting the local museum. They also carry out occasional excavation and cleaning up of relevant local sites. A winter series of lectures on local history run from September to March, and  an evening […]

KAS

Kent Archaeological Society

Run with the desire to encourage local groups to remain active in the Kent area, this active society organises frequent lectures, excursions and training excavations. It also publishes the academic journal Archaeologia Cantiana, featuring 300 pages on  Kent’s history and archaeology that is free to members. Members also receive a Newsletter two times a year. […]

Leighton Buzzard & District Archaeological & Historical Society

A society for anyone interested in the rich history of the Leighton Buzzard area, LBDAHS was formed in 2006 from the two local research groups  Leighton Buzzard & District Archaeological Society and Leighton Linslade Local History Research Group. Today, the society holds meetings, provides speakers, carries out excavations and encourages members of all ages to […]

CBA Wessex

Council for British Archaeology, Wessex

CBA Wessex is the regional group of the Council for British Archaeology covering Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Berkshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. They comprise a  team of enthusiastic volunteers from a variety of backgrounds including  commercial archaeology units, academia, local government archaeological services and those with a general interest in archaeology.  They […]

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