Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society

Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society began in February 2005 at a meeting attended by over a hundred people. Their long-term aims are to research and promote interest in and knowledge of the history of the area of the former Borough of Leyton and its surrounding region. You do not have to be an academic historian […]


Carshalton & District History & Archaeological Society

The Society, originally called the ‘Carshalton Historical Society’ and later called the ‘Beddington, Carshalton and Wallington Society’ was founded in 1920. Since 1921 the Society has been active in the field of archaeological excavation and publication. It has carried out a number of excavations in Carshalton, Wallington and Beddington, and has assisted in the excavation […]

Southwark and Lambeth

Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society (SLAS)

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 […]

Wandsworth Historical Society

Programme of five archaeological talks per year on last Friday of the month in January, March, May, July and October. Carries out various kinds of fieldwork, but concentrating on Thames foreshore surveys. Also carries out finds processing. Publishes ‘The Wandsworth Historian’ and other publications. Contact details Web:

Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society

Programme of winter lectures and summer walks, and visits. Publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, and the journal ‘London’s Industrial Archaeology’. Carries out recording of industrial buildings and structures. Contact details Web:

Richmond Archaeological Society

Monthly lecture programme and outings. The society is one of the major participants in the Thames Foreshore Project at weekends, volunteers welcome. Quarterly newsletter. Contact details Web:

Islington Archaeology & History Society

The Society organises lectures, walks, visits & outings throughout the year. It also arranges regular archaeological site visits for members, usually in the City. IA&HS also aims to document archaeological findings in the Islington area. Contact details Web:

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I’ve been in London 50 years!

It’s Guy Fawkes night — 5 November 2012 – and I have been in London for 50 years. I first came to London in 1962 to take up a new job and a new life as an articled clerk, and I stayed with my friend David at the Belsize Square Residential Club, a somewhat seedy […]


Birkbeck College, Department of History

Teaches undergraduate courses in archaeology and history from Classical Greece to Medieval Europe. Several practical training projects and excavations in Britain, Romania and Italy.

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