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.
JANUARY to DECEMBER 2020
Meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month
January 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
February 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
BDAS AGM with “Dr Toogood, Founder of Bridgwater Infirmary”– Dr Lesley Sutcliffe
March 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
“Romans in Somerset” – David Elkington, WEA/FOSA
April 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
“The Stuckeys & Stuckey’s Bank” – Seatrobe Research Partnership
May 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
Cannington Bypass Excavations – Andrew Mudd, Cotswold Archaeology
SATURDAY 20th June - - p.m.
Excursion Details to be Advised
July 6.00 p.m. to view C14, Grade II listed Building for 7.00 p.m. dinner
at the Old Vicarage, 45, St. Mary Street, Bridgwater, TA6 3EQ.
BDAS Annual Dinner Booking essential.
September, 11 am – 4.30 pm. Meet at the North Porch, Church of St. Mary Redcliffe.
12, Colston Parade, BS1 6RA (own lunch e.g. in Corn St. area)
Excursion to Historic Bristol with David Dawson. Own or public transport or share
October 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
“Population change, land use and environment of Exmoor over the past 6000 years” – Prof Ralph
Fyfe Plymouth University
November 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
"Life & Death in Bronze Age Somerset: Discoveries at Bridgwater Gateway" – Stuart Foreman,
December 7.30 p.m. Venue to be advised
BDAS Christmas Party with Update on Avalon Marshes, the Quantocks and local digs –
Richard Brunning, SWHT. (Please bring items for buffet)
Single member £ 15.00
Family membership £ 20.00
* Half rate applies for applications received after June 30th
Copyright © Bridgwater & District Archaeological Society 2020
Download a copy of the Programme here
Thursday 20th February 2020 7.30pm
AGM at Bridgwater Museum
followed by a talk by Dr Lesley Sutcliffe
“Dr Toogood, Founder of Bridgwater Infirmary”
is now available.