Cambridge Industrial Archaeology Society

The Society’s aim is to study and record the industrial history and artefacts of Cambridgeshire. It is affiliated to the Association of Industrial Archaeology (AIA) and the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History, and is one of the founder members of the East of England industrial Archaeology Conference (EERIAC). The Society commissions and publishes occasional Monographs […]


Ipswich Archaeological Trust

The Ipswich Archaeological Trust was formed in October 1982 to inform the people of Ipswich about, and involve them in, archaeological work being undertaken in the town and surrounding area. The Trust’s activities depend partly on what is happening in archaeological exploration at the time but they comprise: lectures on archaeology in general, work in […]


The Norfolk Archaeological Trust

The Norfolk Archaeological Trust is a conservation charity devoted to the care of some of the most important archaeological sites in the county. The aim of the Trust is to acquire selected sites which would benefit from sympathetic ownership, and to open and interpret them for people to enjoy. Founded in 1923, they have vast […]


Essex Society for Archaeology & History

The Essex Society for Archaeology and History is the county’s major society for those interested in any aspect of the past. To be a member is to join a long line of enthusiasts dating back to the 40 or so who met at the old Town Hall, Colchester in 1852 to form a society (then […]

Place Names

Essex Place Names Project

The Essex Society for Archaeology and History is a sponsor of the Essex Place-names Project. This is a county-wide survey to record Place-names and personal names from historical documents such as tithe and estate maps. Guidance and a helpline are provided. As well as recording names from the historical records, the other aim of the […]

Suffolk Institute of Archaeology & History

Celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1998. Programme of lectures, excursions and day schools. Produces various publications and publishes annual Proceedings. A sub-group : Suffolk Archaeological Field Group frequently arranges small excavations in the summer. Contact details Web: suffolkinstitute.org.uk

Colchester Archaeological Group

Programme of weekly lectures in winter, and summer visits. Library for use of members. Undertakes small excavations and survey projects. Contact details Web: caguk.net

Cambridge Archaeology Field Group

Programme of monthly lectures. Undertakes fieldwalking, surveying of earthworks, landscape and documentary research and excavation. Contact details Web: cafg.net

Sutton Hoo Society

Supports research and promotes interest in the Anglo-Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo owned by the National Trust. Offers conferences, lectures, field trips, events and publishes twice yearly magazine. Contact details Web: www.suttonhoo.org

Essex Archaeological & Historical Congress

Essex Archaeological and Historical Congress was founded in 1964 to bring together all the organisations in the county interested in archaeology, local history, family history and civic life. Today Essex Congress has nearly 100 member groups and actively promotes awareness and study of the rich heritage of the county. Contact details Web: www.essexcongress.org.uk

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