Local Societies


Ryedale Vernacular Building Materials Research Group

The Ryedale Vernacular Building Materials Research Group was formed in 2002 as a multi-disciplinary research forum to bring together groups, societies, institutions and individuals who have an interest in the vernacular and other buildings of North and East Yorkshire, and in particular the building stones and source quarries. The group aims to: Survey, identify and […]


Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne

The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne is the oldest provincial antiquarian society in England. Founded in 1813 with just 68 members, its membership is now spread across the globe while its refereed journal, Archaeologia Aeliana, can be found in libraries throughout Europe, the USA and Australia. For nearly two centuries, through its meetings […]


Wolverhampton Archaeology Group

The Wolverhampton Archaeology Group aims to support and encourage the practice of archaeology in and around the City of Wolverhampton. There are regular meetings and archaeological projects which are undertaken by group members. Contact Details Web:  www.tlaloc.demon.co.uk Facebook:  facebook.com/pages/Wolverhampton-Archaeology-Group  

Whitchurch History and Archaeology Group (WHAG)

WHAG is based in Whitchurch, Shropshire.  The group meets on the second Thursday of each month.  A newsletter is published three times a year. Contact Details Web: www.whitchurch-history.co.uk E-mail: janet77miller@btinternet.com


Worthing Archaeological Society

Archaeology students and interested members of the public alike can take part in Worthing Archaeological Society’s many  fieldwork opportunities, including surveying, field-walking, finds processing and small-scale  excavation and recording. The society runs a programme of lectures from October to April and summer visits by coach to various archaeological sites of interest. They are engaged year […]

Friends of Sandwell’s Archaeology

As of 2007, the Friends have disbanded and put their remaining funds towards local archaeology within the Sandwell Borough. They were a  local archaeology society who organised lectures, events, excavations, survey and research work to support and encourage community involvement in the archaeology of Sandwell. Public excavations were held in Wednesbury and meetings on the […]

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North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society (NEDIAS)

The aims and objectives of the society are the study of the industrial history and archaeology of this north-east corner of Derbyshire, an area with a very long and strong heritage of manufacturing industry, from paper products and ceramics through to heavy engineering, An area where waterpower and coal provided the energy, and where turnpike […]


Southampton City Museums Archaeological Society

Aims to promote and encourage archaeology & related studies and stimulate our members interests in archaeology and local history by providing appropriate activities and publications. Meetings from September to April with speakers on archaeological subjects and one annual study day on a specific subject or period of history. Usually 2nd Tuesday in each month (September-November […]


Middle Nene Archaeological Group

In October 1970 the Nene Valley Archaeological Research Committee suggested the formation of a local group led by John Hadman and Steve Upex to organize excavations, field walking and other events. John and Steve had already supervised some excavations, including Elton and Fotheringhay, but the first indoor meeting of the Group took place in February […]


Scarborough Archaeological & Historical Society

Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society is among the most active and expert archaeological societies in the UK. The Society, originally called The Scarborough and District Archaeological Society, was founded in 1947 by a group of enthusiasts keen to preserve and research the rich archaeological inheritance of the area. Originally an excavating’ society, over the years […]