National Organisations

Arms and Armour Society

A learned society devoted to the study and preservation of arms and armour from earliest times to the present day.

Inland Waterways Protection Society

Restoration of late c18/early c19 inland canal/waterway port of Bugsworth Basin, nr Whaley Bridge. Assistance always welcome with surveying and recording, occasional excavation work. canal/tramway interchange.

Viking Society for Northern Research

Holds a meeting three times at year at which papers are given. Produces an annual publication ‘Saga Book’, and various books and other publications.

Royal Archaeological Institute (RAI)

The largest non-specialist, non-exclusive national society in the UK. Publishes The Archaeological Journal annually. One day Spring and Autumn meetings and one week Summer Meetings. Occasional seminars. Monthly Lecture Programme October-May. Research Grants Awarded Annually.

Roman Research Trust

A grant giving organisation. Grants given towards excavation, research and publication relating to Romano-British sites and material, also offering bursaries to support 6th formers wishing to take part in archaeological fieldwork.

National Trust

Surveys and records the historic landscapes and buildings within its ownership, and works with other conservationists to provide the balanced management and improved understanding and interpretation of those landscapes. Occasionally runs training excavations in co-operation with National Trust Working Holidays. Many regional offices and representatives. Volunteers accepted for field survey and documentary research.

Advisory Board for Redundant Churches

The Advisory Board for Redundant Churches was established in 1969 as the independent statutory advisor to the Church Commissioners on churches proposed for redundancy, and former Anglican churches subject to the Pastoral Measure. The Board gives advice on the interest, quality and importance of churches and their contents, and the alteration and conversion of churches […]

Church Archaeology, Society for

The Society aims to promote the study, conservation and preservation of historic churches and chapels throughout the UK. Interests cover everything from the relationship between churches and the wider landscape to internal monuments and fittings. The Society holds an annual conference, produces an illustrated annual journal and a newsletter.

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