Aim: ‘To promote the study and knowledge of the history and archaeology of the area within the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark’
The Southwark and Lambeth Archaeological Society was formed in 1965 amidst a wave of intense enthusiasm and activity when many potential archaeological sites were under threat from developers. Its aim was to organise volunteer diggers to deal with the large amount of material already excavated, and take on new sites, under the auspices of the Southwark Archaeological Excavation Committee. Many of those early members developed a lifelong interest in archaeology and several are still active members of SLAS. Subsequent work undertaken by the two groups enabled a reassessment of previous work on Roman and Medieval Southwark.
Lectures are held monthly on the second Tuesday at 7.30p.m at the Housing Co-operative, 106 The Cut SE1, (direct entrance from the raised walkway), almost opposite the Old Vic (see map). Coffee or tea and biscuits are available from 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome but are asked to contribute £1 towards expenses.