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.
Single member £ 15.00
Family membership £ 20.00
* Half rate applies for applications received after June 30th
Copyright © Bridgwater & District Archaeological Society 2023
Membership subscriptions for 2023 are now due
New addition to the website.
Articles written by members.
You can use the Articles button on the navigation bar to access the page or use this link
The first one is John Angel’s War Memorials by David Baker.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2023 - 2024
7 December Christmas Event with Jon Holt - Somerset Follies. Wembdon Parish
Centre, Mendip Room, 7.30 pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Entry is through the playground, opposite the playing fields, off
Church Road and just before the road turns north at the church.
Come and enjoy a seasonable social evening with other members and,
please, bring a little food to swell the buffet
“A highlight of the Society’s year and not to be missed!”
Download the Christmas Event notice here
Download 2024/25 Events Programme here
January - No meeting
15th February. AGM with Val Bannister - A dramatic presentation on Dr Toogood
21st March Jean Marriott - A Highwayman Ancestor
25th April .John Strickland - The Nomen. The story of the wreck on Braen Sands
16th May. Late pm/evening. Walk to the Napoleonic Fort, Brean with Chris Sidaway &
Chris Webster or author Nick van der Niji, BEM
20th June. All day outing to Cleve Abbey (led by Chris Sidaway) 8 Dunster (led by
18th July 6pm for 7pm. Annual Dinner, Crossways Inn, Huntspil. (Booking essential)
August - No Meeting
19th September. 2or 3 short presentations by Members on subjects they have
17th October. Chris Sidaway - Archaeology of North Cyprus & the local
21st November. Christmas Party with Susie Simmons, SWHT - The County
Collections. 7.30 pm at the Wembdon Parish Centre, Mendip Room
December - No meeting
2023 Ongoing programme of excavation:
During the year Miles Kerr-Peterson will be setting up a programme to
excavate a demolished chapel in Wembdon Cemetery. This will provide
opportunities for both younger and older members to become involved in hands-on
For more information please email the secretary