Bridgwater and District Archaeological Society
District Arhaelogical Society
The Society organises a range of activities:
They cover a wide variety of archaeological and local history topics, reflecting the varied
interests of our members.
The meetings take place on Thursday evenings in the winter months, and are mostly held in the
Blake Museum, Bridgwater.
We have occasional evening courses on archaeological techniques.
Visits are arranged to archaeological sites, museums, historic buildings.
Occasional long-weekend trips are organised, and in past years we have visited Cornwall,
Brittany, Suffolk & North Wales
Participation in field-walking, landscape survey and excavations.
This is usually held in July at a restaurant of historical interest.
The Society is affiliated to the
Somerset Archaeological & Natural History Society
Council for British Archaeology
The Society is closely associated with the Blake Museum, which displays archaeological material
excavated by the Society.
MARCH to DECEMBER 2018
Meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month
March 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
The Saxon Palaces at Cheddar - John Page
April 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
* Mediaeval Bridgwater – David Baker
May 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
Bridgwater and Slavery – Brian Smedley. To see the meeting notice click here
July 6.00 p.m. (to view 15
century grade I house) for 7.00 p.m. dinner
at Blackmore Farm, Cannington – courtesy of Mr & Mrs Dyer
BDAS Annual Dinner Booking essential. Dinner arrangements click here. Booking form click here.
* Event rearranged from 23rd June *
September, 11.00 a.m. at The Walronds, Cullompton - courtesy of CWPT. View
Elizabethan Manor; entrance, coffee on arrival & lunch £10. Afternoon tour of Cullompton with
Chris Sidaway. Own transport or share. Visit details here. Booking form here
October 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
New Findings at the Wembdon Road Cemetery – Miles Kerr-Peterson
November 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
* Behind the Bleep – The Mystery of Geophysics Explained – Liz Caldwell of SSARG & SANHS &
Director of GoFlo
December 7.30 p.m. at Wembdon Parish Centre (opposite the church)
BDAS Christmas Party with Update on Recent Archaeological Finds in the Bridgwater Area –
Bob Croft, County Archaeologist, SWHT. (Please bring items for buffet)
* Change/Addition to previous programme
Single member £ 12.00
Family membership £ 16.00
* Half rate applies for applications received after June 30
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Download a copy of the Programme here
* Event Rearranged from 23rd June *
Thursday 20th September
Click here for details and here for a booking
Thursday 18th October
7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Musuem
New findings at the Wembdon
Road Cemetery presented by Dr
Miles Kerr Peterson